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Pendulum Periods Demonstration

Published on 02/17/2006

Activity Overview

This is a classroom demonstration version of Lab 14 from Vernier "Physics with Calculators"

Before the Activity

Discuss Objectives:

  • Do you think that the period of a pendulum will depend on the amplitude of the swing?
  • Will the period depend on the mass? If so, under what conditions?
  • Do you think the length of the pendulum will effect the period?
  • During the Activity

    See the attached Word .doc

    After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary