Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
By Abby Mccutchan


Balanced Forces

Balanced forces don't change the direction or force of something. It stays balanced.

This is a balanced force because there is equal force being pushed on the car. Both fingers are pushing with the same amount of force, so the car will not move.

This is a balanced force because both children are pulling with an equal amount of force on the teddy bear. Since both of the sides are balanced, the teddy bear will not move.

This is also a balanced force. With both children pulling on the rope with an equal amount, the rope can't move. The sides are balanced.


Unbalanced Forces

Unbalanced forces have an unequal or unbalanced force on something, causing it to m

This is an unbalanced force because the elephant is putting a greater number of force on one side of the see saw than the mice. This causes the see saw to move in the elephant's direction. This is not balanced.

This would be an unbalanced force because the yellow dog is putting more force on one side of the Frisbee than the other dog. This is causing the Frisbee to move in its direction. This is not balanced.

This would be an unbalanced force because more force is being applied to one side more than the other. This is causing one side to go more to the other side, so this wouldn't be a balanced amount of force.

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