Pendulum Clock

Find the effect of length, mass, and angle on the period of a pendulum. The pendulum is attached to a clock that can be adjusted to tell time accurately. The clock can be located on Earth or Jupiter to determine the effect of gravity.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discover the properties of a pendulum.
  • Measure the period of a pendulum.
  • Design controlled experiments to determine the effect of length, mass, starting angle, and gravity on the period of a pendulum.
  • Apply knowledge to create a pendulum clock that will tell time accurately.
VOCABULARY:
  • bob, calibrate, controlled experiment, gravity, mass, pendulum, period, variable

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