As we continue to learn about our body's systems, we began to understand how our center of gravity works. Students had a fun time experimenting in the hallway.
Students quickly found out that when their center of gravity is not above their base of support, the brain sends messages to our muscles to move our base once we started to bend over (without removing our feet from the wall), to prevent us from tipping over. Students understood that in order to maintain our balance and stability, and keep our center of gravity above our base, we need to move our lower torso backwards. Or, move our base, which is why we unconsciously moved our feet forward to balance ourselves when bending against the wall.