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# Circus Physics: Pendulum Motion

This video-based resource examines factors that affect the amplitude and period of ... (more)

This video-based resource examines factors that affect the amplitude and period of a pendulum. It provides a highly visual way to explore pendulum motion as a trapeze artist swings on a bar/rope system. Watch what happens to the pendulum period as her center of mass changes when she sits on the bar or moves to the rope below. The accompanying activity guide introduces the mathematics associated with pendulum motion. This resource includes a teacher's guide with tips on how to incorporate the video into instruction, discussion questions, and accompanying classroom activities. This resource was developed in conjunction with the PBS series <i>Circus</i>. <b>See Related Materials</b> for a link to the full set of 8 Circus Physics video-based lessons. (less)

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Show of Force Productions
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# Hanging-out With Galileo

This activity is a guided lab where the students gather data from ... (more)

This activity is a guided lab where the students gather data from different swinging pendulums, compares the results to equation results, and finally draws general conclusions on these results. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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# Investigating Pendulums: Calculating the Effect of Mass, Length, and Angular Displacement on Period

This physics lab activity is an introduction to Simple Harmonic Motion, utilizing ... (more)

This physics lab activity is an introduction to Simple Harmonic Motion, utilizing the variables of mass, length, and angular displacement to determine their effect on period. Acceleration of gravity is calculated and the results of manual data collection and Vernier LabPro data collection are compared. (less)

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Education
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Assessments
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Andrea Del Zoppo
Del Zoppo, Andrea
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# Period of a Pendulum Investigation

This activity is an investigation into the period of a pendulum where ... (more)

This activity is an investigation into the period of a pendulum where students will write an equation for a pendulum experiencing simple harmonic motion. (less)

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Education
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Assessments
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Jonathan Smith, Windom Area High School, Windom, MN
Smith, Jonathan

This interactive lesson for Grades 9-12 demonstrates how the motion of the ... (more)

This interactive lesson for Grades 9-12 demonstrates how the motion of the Foucault pendulum proves that the earth is rotating. It blends an animated tutorial with informative text to expand student understanding of motion and gravitational force. It was also designed to address the common misconceptions that the earth's gravity does not extend beyond its atmosphere or that it is caused by the atmosphere. The package includes student activity sheet with answer key for teachers. <b>See Related Materials</b> for a short video from Teachers' Domain that further explores Leon Foucault's famous pendulum experiment and an online tutorial from PhysClips that provides more advanced information about the physics involved.</b> Science NetLinks is a part of <i>Thinkfinity</i>, a partnership that provides free Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science resources are aligned to AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy. (less)

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# Using PhET simulations in high school Open-ended Pendulum Labs

These labs provide examples of using very open-ended questions to guide students ... (more)

These labs provide examples of using very open-ended questions to guide students in exploring a simulation and designing their own experiments. These labs can lead to a high level of quantitative thinking about data analysis. (less)

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Science and Technology
Education
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
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Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Sam McKagan

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