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84 resources with the concept pendulums

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Energy: The Universal Currency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Science stars examine the concept of energy by thinking about everyday situations. The lesson plan is incohesive. It lists goals for the student, but doesn't address all of them in the content. The best use of this resource would simply...
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Is Pendulum Motion Like the Swing Set of Old?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students observe the relationship between the period of a pendulum swing and its length, mass and angle.  In this pendulum lesson students complete a lab activity, answer questions and complete a data table. 
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Earth Turns? Prove It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct a pendulum using a washer and thin fishing line. In this earth science instructional activity, students simulate Earth's rotation using the pendulum bob and swivel chair. They explain how this activity proves that the...
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Strings and Springs

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore physics with springs and strings. In this force and motion lesson, 9th graders rotate through four stations exploring how various springs stretch and bounce, and how mass and length affect a pendulum's swing. They...
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The Human Pendulum

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the pendulum. In this physics activity, students investigate how length, amplitude and mass affect the period of a pendulum. The students will engage in an exploratory activity in order to best grasp the concepts of...
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Strange Attractor

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore magnetism. In this magnet instructional activity, students assemble a magnet pendulum. Students observe the pendulum noting the location of the magnetic poles as they construct the pendulum so that the free-swinging...
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The Science of Swinging

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners learn how a pendulum works in the concept of an amusement park ride. In this pendulum lesson, students are introduced to Newton's first law of motion and how it works in an amusement park ride. Continuous motion and inertia are...
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Work and Energy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this energy worksheet, students calculate the work input, work output, and percent efficiency for different simple machine situations. Students also calculate potential energy and kinetic energy. This worksheet has 7 problems to solve.
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Harmonic Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
In this waves worksheet, high schoolers review the characteristics of harmonic waves including amplitude, cycle, phases, and friction. This worksheet has 37 problems to solve.
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Vibrations and Waves

For Students 11th - 12th
In this vibrations and waves activity, students determine the period and frequency of a pendulum with the mass of .100 kg released. Then they determine whether the amounts increase, decrease, or stay the same when the same pendulum is...
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Heartbeats and Pendulums

For Students 4th - 6th
In this pendulum worksheet, students research and calculate how Galileo discovered the relationship between the length of a pendulum and the time of a complete pendulum swing. Students complete a table to discover Galileo's formula.
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The Little Prince and his Pendulum

For Students Higher Ed
In this function worksheet, students read a fairy tale about a prince on a tiny planet. They explore the length of a pendulum and gravitational acceleration. Students use the multi-variable change rule to compute the rate of change. ...
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The Terrifying Words of Edgar Allan Poe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and/or names related to words written by Edgar Allan Poe. There are 47 words located in the puzzle.
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Pendulum Activity

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conduct a lab activity that measures the factors that change the swing rate of a pendulum. They create a hypothesis and test it during the experiment. They record their observations using the recording sheets and journal...
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PENDULUMS: DOES LENGTH MATTER? WEIGHT? BOTH?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students scientifically explore pendulums. They design an group experiment to test whether length and/or weight effects the swing of a pendulum. Students develop an evidence-based theory to support their conclusions. In conclusion, they...
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Exploring Pendulums

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe the movement of pendulums, they begin to understand the relationship between gravitational forces and the mass of objects, the changes in speed and direction of objects, and the distance between objects. They understand...
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Swingers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the motion of a swinging pendulum. They experiment with a pendulum to find out why it might swing at different speeds at different times.
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Observing Objects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students observe the motion of both a pendulum and a spring pendulum . They then explain the differences and the similarities between the two types of motions.
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The Pendulum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils discover and discuss relationships and functions between varying dependent variables and how they affect the period of the pendulum. They use graphing calculator to express the data collected in a graph, to analyze the graph, and...
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Spin Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of "spin" and discuss how politicians use spin to sway public opinion. A leading American politician is selected and talking points that exemplify the main idea of this lesson are shared with the class.
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Pendulum 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use math to help them discover the movement of a pendulum.
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Pendulum Power

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the Law of Conservation of Energy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. they create a pendulum out of either a rope with a bowling ball or barbell tied to one end.
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Ballistic Pendulum Lab

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students determine the muzzle velocity of projectile launcher. In this physics lesson, students compare the pendulum method and kinematic method in calculating the initial velocity. They analyze data and discuss results in class.
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Physical Pendulum Lab

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students calculate the moment of inertia of a disc. In this physics instructional activity, students differentiate the two methods used in finding the inertia. They construct their own pendulum for the lab.