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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.

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    Published 28 June 2018 Referencing Hub articles