Pendulum Lab - Periodic Motion | Simple Harmonic Motion | Conservation of Energy - PhET Interactive Simulations

Pendulum Lab

Pendulum Lab simulation

Topics

  • Periodic Motion
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Period
  • Pendulum

Sample Learning Goals

  • Design experiments to determine which variables affect the period of a pendulum
  • Quantitatively describe how the period of a pendulum depends on these variables
  • Explain the small-angle approximation, and define what constitutes a “small” angle
  • Determine the gravitational acceleration of Planet X
  • Explain the conservation of mechanical energy, using kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy
  • Describe the Energy Graph from the position and speed of the pendulum

System Requirements

HTML5;

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Version 1.0.17