Energy of a Pendulum

Set the initial height of a pendulum and observe how potential, kinetic, and thermal energy change during pendulum swings.

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Drag the pendulum to set its initial height and observe how height is related to potential energy. Then release the pendulum and observe the change from potential energy to kinetic energy, and ultimately to thermal energy (an increase in the temperature of the ball and the air around the ball) as the pendulum eventually comes to a stop.
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Subject
Physics

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
High School

License
CC BY 4.0

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Copyright
© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. Energy of a Pendulum. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 28.</a>

AIP
Energy of a Pendulum (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 28), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

AJP
Energy of a Pendulum (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 28), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

APA
Energy of a Pendulum. (2016, November 28). Retrieved 2017, June 27, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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