Ladder Against a Wall

P.I.R.A. #: 1K 10.20

Demonstrates: Torque forces.

Description: A model ladder is placed against a box and a weight is moved up the ladder until the ladder begins to slip.

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Condition: Good. Size: 3' H x 12" W. Hazard: None.

Instructions: Lean ladder against a stationary vertical surface. Move weights up ladder until it falls.

Items Used: Stick ladder; various masses, stationary wall.
Notes: Vary angle of ladder and masses.
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