Swinging Pendulum

Middle schoolers engage in an activity which demonstrates how potential energy (PE) can be converted to kinetic energy (KE) and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by understanding conservation of energy and using the equations for PE and KE. Excellent worksheets which accompany the experiment are imbedded in this plan.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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