Wooden Balancing Scales
These Wooden Balancing Scales come with a stand and two trays. Also included are 6 weights with 3 different sizes.
Furthermore, the load trays can move on the scale arms to reach a neutral balance position before loading the weights.
Made from high quality beech wood and using non-toxic, child friendly paints.
- Measures 28cm x 22cm x 9cm
- Recommended for children 3 years and up
Teaching kids about balancing scales
Try using different objects, the same objects, large and small objects in the trays. Get your child to try and predict what will happen. Will the tray go up, down or stay balanced?
For example, a real surprise can occur when someone puts a heavy but relatively small bead in one tray and a large pine cone in the other tray. Children will usually predict that the pine cone’s tray would go down, meaning it was heavier. But no, it is the glass bead that was heavier than the pine cone.
After some more experimenting, children can discover that sometimes even though an object is large, it can still be light.