Preview - Simple Harmonic Motion - Simple Pendulum

Computational Thinking in Science and Math

Simple Harmonic Motion - Simple Pendulum

In this lesson, you will be able to -

1) learn how to measure the amplitude and time period of a simple pendulum

2) understand the changes in displacement, velocity, and acceleration during simple harmonic motion (SHM) of a pendulum

3) understand the energy relationship between kinetic and potential energy during SHM of a pendulum

4) learn how to verify the value of acceleration due to gravity 

5) investigate how the mass of the bob (m) and the length of the pendulum (l) affects the time period

6) use a computational model to perform scientific investigations