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Students study harmonic motion and its oscillation.  In this simple harmonic motion activity students demonstrate a series of regular oscillations and explain the theory behind the experiment. 
Students study the work and accomplishment of Galileo. For this physics lesson, students calculate the period of a pendulum's using a mathematical equation. They explain the different factors affecting its period.
Students explore the theory of simple harmonic motion (SHM) by performing hands-on, practical application experiments. In this harmonic motion lesson, students use strings of various lengths and bobs of different weights to create a pendulum, metronome and diving board.
Students explain the theory of simple harmonic motion (SHM) by performing hands-on, practical application experiments.
Learners solve problems involving graphs. In this calculus lesson, students relate harmonic motion to velocity. They discuss the derivative and the effect on the functions created.
In this oscillations worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on forces, motion, periodic motion and simple harmonic motion.
In this simple harmonic motion worksheet, students are given a diagram of a harmonic oscillator and they answer 9 questions about the oscillator's velocity, acceleration, amplitude and they write the functions of each of these measurements.
Learners investigate mechanics and harmonic motion. For this physics lesson, students work in groups coming up with ideas, then try to sell those ideas to another group. They work together to come up with solutions to problems.
Students graph the motion of a mass moving back and forth on a spring, in parametric mode. They graph the position, velocity, and acceleration of the object in contrast to time graphs. Students compare speed and analyze it in terms of the magnitude of velocity on various time intervals.
Students experiment with simple pendulums to determine the validity of an equation for all angles. Students discover the usefulnes and limitations of approximations in science. Using spreadhseets and a java applet, students observe the effects of changing the length of the pendulum.
Students construct graphs using motion detectors.  For this graph construction using motion detectors lesson, students construct various graphs by walking towards and away from the motion detector.  Students create quadratic, linear, piecewise, and constant graphs.
In this physics review learning exercise, students review vocabulary words associated with speed, acceleration, Newton's Laws and simple machines, work and energy, magnetism, electricity, and harmonic motion and light. This learning exercise has 92 matching questions.
In this harmonic oscillation worksheet, students calculate the frequency of oscillation, phase, amplitude, position, velocity, and acceleration in 5 word problems.
Students solve and graph trigonometric equations, stating the amplitude, period and vertical shift. In this trigonometric equations lesson, students solve and graph one problem using algebraic reasoning, the 2nd through 6th  problems allow  a technological solution.  Students summarize the characteristics of a table (shown on the worksheet). They solve one Application problem (guided questioning is used).
In this oscillation worksheet, students use a force equation to determine the linear restoring force acting on a mass. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
In this pendulum learning exercise, students review the equations associated with the movement of a simple pendulum including angular velocity and angular frequency. Students complete 6 problems.
Students manipulate a model of a wave in order to solve the wave equation in 1 dimension. By using a model of a wave on a string the student is able to change the tension, length, and mass of the string as well as fix either end of the string.
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils describe rotation and revolution. Classic pendulums and a classroom bowling ball pendulum are incorporated to help learners make connections. This activity-filled unit explores circular motion from every aspect, and the lesson write-up covers the details from every aspect as well!
Students work in groups to design a device that measures out exactly three minutes. They choose from a variety of common classroom items, design, test and present their solution and then reflect on the pros and cons of their invention.
In this harmonic motion worksheet, students determine the properties of simple harmonic oscillators and identify the equations for calculating velocity and acceleration of simple harmonic oscillators. This worksheet has 6 problems to solve.

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