Pendulum Motion Experiments

High schoolers 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, high schoolers observe the effects of changing the length of the pendulum.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Database & Spreadsheet
Usage Permissions
Creative Commons
BY-NC: 3.0
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