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Investigating Pendulums—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6282 

Price: $44.49

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Investigating Pendulums Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics introduces a variety of experiments to discover the properties of a pendulum’s swing.

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What determines the period of a pendulum’s swing? Is it the weight of the plumb bob, the length of the pendulum or the height at which it is set in motion? Flinn’s quick and easy setup allows students to run a variety of experiments to discover the properties of a pendulum’s swing. Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts and all specialized equipment are provided. Timers, meter sticks and support stands with rings are required but not included.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Clothes pin, 3", 15
Fishing line, 65 feet
Sinker #3 swivel, 1¾ oz, 15
Sinker #6 swivel, ½ oz, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Stability and change
Energy and matter