Pendulum Time

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Take your time with this lesson. Junior engineers read about different types of clocks and then work together to build a pendulum time-keeper. There are no hints as to how they might go about accomplishing this complex task, so you may want to conduct some research or try a few of your own engineering designs before introducing the activity to your class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed

  • Common Core State Standards for scientific literacy can be met using the reading materials

  • Constructing a clock that accurately keeps time may be too much of a challenge for learners who are not in high school