Balancing a broomstick – center of gravity

Balancing a broomstick on the hand: „Try it with the broom facing up or facing down. What is easier? Try it with a shorter or a longer broomstick. Try walking with a broomstick balanced on the hand.“

Explanation in general:

To have something completely balanced, the center of gravity must be steady/right above the balancing hand. If the top moves out of the gravity center the movement of the hand has to follow directly in this direction.

Broom facing up:

The center of gravity is higher. This means the speed to react can be lower


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