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Title Pendulum Lab 1: Intro to pendulum (Inquiry Based)
Description This activity offers an opportunity to design and analyze a simple pendulum system. It includes some multiple choice concept questions that could be used as a follow-up. The learning goals are: 1) Design experiments to describe how variables affect the motion of a pendulum. 2) Use a period timer to determine quantitatively how the period of a pendulum depends on the variables you described.
Subject Physics
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords pendulum, period, periodic motion
Simulation(s) Pendulum Lab (HTML5)

Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 11/02/01
Date updated 22/11/15