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Holt Physics Chapter 11: Vibrations and Waves Pendulum Lesson

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity Pendulum from Holt Physics Chapter 11 Vibrations and Waves uses the calculator and the VIB program calculate the period of a pendulum on different planets.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher PDF file and Activity PDF file.
Make copies of the first page in the Teacher PDF file for your class.
Download the VIB program to your student calculators.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • calculate the period of a pendulum on different planets


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.