Materials List: Swinging Pendulum

Each group needs:

  • 2 stopwatches; borrow from other teachers or ask students to bring from home
  • masking tape; not scotch tape
  • 10 feet of string or fishing line
  • heavy object or weight, to tie to string
  • (if mass of heavy object is unknown) scale; one per class; groups can share
  • calculator
  • Swinging Pendulum Worksheet A (with algebra) or Swinging Pendulum Worksheet B (without algebra), one per student