The balance beam is a classic instrument for measuring the weight of objects. Children can place weights on the balance and learn elementary arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Fundamental operators such as equal to, greater than, and less than, can also be taught.
Each of the weights has cute animal shapes and lively colors. Children will enjoy matching these to the instruction cards as they experiment with weight, balance and distance from a pivot. The balance beam is easy to assemble and disassemble and compatible with the standard 2cm Gigo block system making it ideal for integration with other projects, or storage when not in use.