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BALANCING FORCES GAME

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022731D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 226K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An educational game used for teaching elementary school children about situations where there are three balanced forces acting on an object, The game is constructed of a piece of cardboard, a brass fastener, three rubber bands, and a washer. The game is made by first making a hole at the top of the piece of cardboard and inserting the brass fastener therein, Thereafter, a small square, circle, and triangle are drawn on the cardboard, The three rubber bands are then secured to the washer and one of the rubber

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BALANCING FORCES GAME Proposed Classification
M, J, Kane U.S. Cl, 35/19R
mt. Cl, G09b 23/06

An educational game used for teaching elementary school

children about situations where there are three balanced

forces acting on an object, The game is constructed of a
piece of cardboard, a brass fastener, three rubber bands,
and a washer. The game is made by first making a hole at
the top of the piece of cardboard and inserting the brass
fastener therein, Thereafter, a small square, circle, and
triangle are drawn on the cardboard, The three rubber
bands are then secured to the washer and one of the rubber

bands is attached to the brass fastener. The object of the
game is to try and get one of the shapes drawn on the card~
board to show in the hole of the washer, Two children can

play the balancing forces game as follows:

1. One of the students puts his index finger through the
end of one rubber band.

2, With the other index finger, the student points to a
spot where he thinks balanced forces will be.

3. He then moves his index finger with the rubber band to
that spot, keeping the rubber band in place until the next
player takes his turn,

The student who gets any part of any of the shapes drawn on
the cardboard showing in the hole in the washer wins a point,
Two out of three points wins the game. The only basic re-~
quirement of the game is that both the students~ fingers
and the washer must remain on the board at all times during
the game.

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