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    In this investigation, students use simple equipment to scientifically determine the factors that influence the period of a pendulum.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • describe the variables in a pendulum system
    • describe why it is important to only change one variable at a time
    • record data from an experiment
    • state the experimental evidence used to decide which factors influence the period of a pendulum.

    Download the Word file (see link below).

    Follow up this investigation with Pendulums – collecting and using data. Students collect, interpret and graph data, and use the graph to interpolate and extrapolate values.

      Published 28 June 2018 Referencing Hub articles