This lesson is about understanding and investigating simple harmonic motion (SHM) of a simple pendulum. Students use a computational model of a simple pendulum to learn about its position, velocity and acceleration. Students can also observe changes in the mechanical energy (kinetic energy and potential energy) of the pendulum.
Next Generation Science Standards
- Physical Science
Computational Thinking in STEM
- Data Practices
- Modeling and Simulation Practices
Lesson development: Tanali Bhattacharya, Radhika Oka, Vaibhav Wagh, Sugat Dabholkar
Topic selection: Tanali Bhattacharya, Radhika Oka
Model coding: Vaibhav Wagh, Sugat Dabholkar
This lesson has been co-designed as a part of a co-design project by CoESME at IISER Pune and CCL at Northwestern.