Materials List: Swinging Pendulum
(for High School)

Each group needs:

  • 2 stopwatches (borrow from other teachers or ask students to bring a watch with a second hand from home)
  • masking tape
  • 10 feet of string or fishing line
  • weight (to tie to string)
  • calculator
  • 3 copies of the Swinging Pendulum Worksheet

To share among groups:

  • scale (optional, if mass of weight is unknown)