Balancing Pterosaur by Tedco Toys
The Balancing Pterosaur by Tedco Toys is a great educational resource that can help illustrate the concepts of center of gravity, pivot points and balance! The Balancing Pterosaur seems to defy gravity as it tips, sways and twirls as it balances itself on its beak! Balance this prehistoric creature on the included perch, on your finger, or just about anywhere! As it is balancing, tap one wing gently and watch it spin around in a circle.
Hidden in the tip of each wing is a small weight. These weights are the secret to the pterosaur's balance. The weights work together to create a center of gravity that is lower than the beak. When the beak is placed on a pivot point, the weights and the low center of gravity caused by the weights create a state of equilibrium which allows the pterosaur to perfectly balance.
- The Balancing Pterosaur illustrates center of gravity, pivot points and balance
- It balances anywhere on its beak, and it seems to defy gravity as it tips, sways and twirls
- The Balancing Pterosaur has an approximate wingspan of 4.75 inches