Galileo’s Pendulum


This module demonstrates how potential energy (PE) can be converted to kinetic energy (KE) and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by understanding energy conservation and using the equations for PE and KE.

Galileo's Pendulum – 1 Pack
Galileo's Pendulum – 25 - Class Pack
Galileo's Pendulum – 100 - School Pack
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Disciplinary Core Idea:
PS3: Energy

Performance Expectation(s):
MS-PS3-5. Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

Activities in the module:
PSMS47YS200-Pendulum model
PSMS47YS201-Pendulum with obstacle

American NGSS

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8




1 Pack, 25 – Class Pack, 100 – School Pack


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