Description / Pan Balance
Two plastic pans are suspended by a horizontal arm which joins to the stable upright and base. Sliding compensators are included to fine tune the balancing arms. With this set up, it’s possible for students to experiment with various objects and weights, predicting and testing ideas. The set includes 5g and 10g masses, and the durable pans are also suitable for holding up to 1000ml of liquid.
With a large, non-slip platform base, the apparatus will sit sturdily on top of the desk. This feature makes it suitable for safely measuring larger items.
The pans are easy to remove allowing for simple refilling and efficient packing away at the end of activities.
Balances are an ideal introduction to the concept of weight, volume, and measurement. By comparing objects in the pans, children begin to use language like ‘weighs more than’ and ‘lighter than’, which is an important foundational step. They also gain a set of reference points to use going forward. An activity guide included with the set is packed full of ideas for how to use the pan balance in the classroom.
In full, this product contains:
- 1x Pan Balance (with 2x 1000ml pans)
- 5x 5g masses
- 5x 10g masses
- Activity guide
Measures L 385mm x W 280mm. Package weighs 600g.
Suitable for children aged 6 and above.
|Content Strand||Measurement & Geometry|
|Alternative Codes||E1K007 F1K007 H1K007 L1K007 M1K007 LER0897|