Add some zing to your swing! Explore pendulum motion through an engaging interactive. Physical science scholars specify the pendulum's mass, rod length, and starting angle before they observe the resulting angle graph.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create an activity around the resource where individuals adjust the variable factors to produce a specific period
  • Instruct the class to run the interactive with and without damping and describe the differences
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss the factors that affect pendulum motion, such as gravity and rod length, before beginning the lesson
  • Sliding bars allow for endless combinations of conditions
  • Teachers can pause the video during play for closer study at specific points along the way
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