Students learn what a pendulum is and how it works in the context of amusement park rides. While exploring the physics of pendulums, they are also introduced to Newton's first law of motion — about continuous motion and inertia. This engineering curriculum meets Next .
The equations are justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality. This engineering curriculum meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students examine swinging pendulums and their conservation of energy.
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