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Forces Balanced Stationary
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Forces Balanced Stationary

It may seem strange to think that floors push up against the people who stand on them, but if they didn't we'd fall right through.

Why, even an egg can be quite a pushy thing. The world is full of balanced forces. They don't only keep things still, though. They also keep them moving at a constant velocity. Puzzled? Read on.

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Home Sheep Home

Home Sheep Home

Can you give your sheep enough of a shove to get home? Then you'll have won this game of brute force. More...

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ShauntheSheep.com
Balanced Forces

Balanced Forces

What happens if the forces on an object are balanced? Or if there are no forces acting on it at all? Find out with these force diagrams. More...

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BBC
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

If an object is slowing down, is it accelerating? To understand balanced forces, you must see the world as physicists do. More...

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The Physics Classroom
Balanced/Unbalanced Forces

Balanced/Unbalanced Forces

A boat floating in the river, a goldfish swimming around a bowl — take a look at balanced, unbalanced, and net forces in real-world situations. More...

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Dynamic Science
Balanced Forces Experiment

Balanced Forces Experiment

Here's a cheap, easy way to illustrate balanced and imbalanced forces. All you need are a balloon, hairdryer, and some paper clips. Small children optional. More...

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SciCast Films
Forces Activity

Forces Activity

We can't see forces but we can see the effects they have on objects. Play around with gravity. Measure forces with newtons. And explore balanced forces with this interactive activity. More...

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BBC
Forces and Motion

Forces and Motion

These simulations let you play with the forces involved in pushing around a dog, a fridge, and more. Make the forces balance or totally not balance. And don't forget to hire the Robot Moving Company.
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PhET
Free-Body Diagrams

Free-Body Diagrams

A free-body diagram helps you figure out all the forces acting on a body. This video helps you understand a free-body diagram. More...

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Bozeman Science

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