Simple Pendulum

Simple Pendulum

Students will test two variables, to determine their effect on the pendulum's period. Just as objects with different masses accelerate in free-fall at the same rate, changing the mass of a simple pendulum will not change its period. Changing the length of the pendulum does effect the period, with shorter pendulums having shorter periods.

Required Equipment

Arbor Scientific Hooked Mass Set
Arbor Scientific Meter Stick 6 pack
Arbor Scientific Digital Stopwatch Timer
Arbor Scientific Ring Stand, 5
Arbor Scientific Pendulum Clamp
Arbor Scientific No-Stretch Pulley String, 25 meters

January 01, 2011 Collin Wassilak

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