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Pendulums

Middle schoolers explore the period of a pendulum. In this pendulum lesson plan, students make a pendulum using a fishing weight, hook, string and paper clip and measure the pendulum's period. Middle schoolers measure the number of seconds for 10 cycles and perform 3 trials. They calculate the average period for the pendulum and answer 2 post lab questions.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Physics
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet