Educator Resources for Pendulum Lab

In Pendulum Lab, students play with one or two pendulums and discover which factors affect its motion. Students can design controlled experiments to determine how gravity and the pendulum's mass, length, and amplitude affect the period. The period can be measured using the stopwatch or period timer and students can determine the value of g on Planet X. Students can explore kinetic, potential, and thermal energy in the system using the energy graph, and see observe the velocity and acceleration vectors while the pendulum is in motion.
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