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Name:Samuel Cardona-NaderDate:03/28/22Student Exploration: Center of MassDirections: Follow the instructions to go through the simulation. Respond to the questions andprompts in the orange boxes.Vocabulary:center of mass, mean, weighted meanPrior Knowledge Questions(Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)1.The head of this hammer is made of steel. The handle is madeof wood, which is much less dense than steel. Suppose youwanted to balance the hammer on your finger.Draw anarrow to indicate where you would balance the hammer onyour finger. (Click on the image, selectedit to open drawingtools).2.Explain why you chose to draw an arrow where you did:
Gizmo Warm-upSuppose you tried to balance a hammer by placing your finger halfwaydown the handle. The hammer would fall because the head is muchheavier than the rest of the hammer. Instead, you would have to placeyour finger near the head to balance the hammer perfectly. The pointwhere an object balances is called itscenter of massYou can use theCenter of MassGizmo to explore how changing thedistribution and masses of objects in a system affects the total system’scenter of mass. On the SIMULATION pane, drag a single block into thewhite square. Turn onShow center of massandShow mass of eachregion. The center of mass is marked by a green circle.1.Relative to the block, where is the center of mass? Is it where youexpect it to be?.

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Mass, Weight function, Means, Show center of mass