Simple Harmonic Motion Virtual Modeling Lab PhET

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Title Simple Harmonic Motion Virtual Modeling Lab PhET
Description Students collect data for oscillating springs and pendula, create graphs, then linearize the graphs to confirm the mathematical models. This could be adapted to be a pure modeling lab, where the equation is not known at the start. This was done during remote learning so a classroom discussion where we would have derived the equation together was impossible.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords linearize, modeling, pendulum, springs
Simulation(s) Masses and Springs (HTML5), Pendulum Lab (HTML5)

Author(s) Julie Farhm
School / Organization Monadnock Regional High School
Date submitted 20/04/17
Date updated 20/04/17