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Hanging-out With Galileo
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This activity is a guided lab where the students gather data from ...

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.

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Science and Technology
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Investigating Pendulums: Calculating the Effect of Mass, Length, and Angular Displacement on Period
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This physics lab activity is an introduction to Simple Harmonic Motion, utilizing ...

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.

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Physics
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Author:
Andrea Del Zoppo
Del Zoppo, Andrea
Period of a Pendulum Investigation
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This activity is an investigation into the period of a pendulum where ...

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

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
Jonathan Smith, Windom Area High School, Windom, MN
Smith, Jonathan
Using PhET simulations in high school  Open-ended Pendulum Labs
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These labs provide examples of using very open-ended questions to guide students ...

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.

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