Tightrope Walker

Don't fall!

  • What's gravity?
  • Is gravity a push or a pull?
  • How do tightrope walkers stay balanced?
  • How does a pole help them to keep their balance?

Build the Tightrope and Tightrope Walker

  • Building instructions book "A", pages 48 - 60
  • Try to balance the tightrope walker.

Can you balance?

  • Test the center of gravity.
    1. Try moving the pole.
    2. Try adding and taking away bricks.
  • Record how you made the tightrope walker balanced and unbalanced.

Phew! You've made it!

  • Explain how the tightrope walker stayed balanced.
  • Share how you changed her center of gravity.