Pendulum Pairs

A pendulum is anything that can hang and swing back and forth. A swing set on a playground is a pendulum, so are telephone wires in high wind. Pendulums can be used to study many areas of science. For this activity, pendulums will put force on a string that is stretched between two objects. Start with a single pendulum, then explore what happens if two equal pendulums are on the same string.

Pendulum Pairs was part of our Week 1 Theme: Newton’s Laws. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?

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