Pendulum Fun

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In this activity, learners will explore pendulum motion through scientific trials by using household items with different length strings. This activity includes a step by step instructions how to conduct the experiment. Items required are able to found around the home or low-cost. A Spanish version of the activity is also included.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • String
  • ruler
  • washers
  • stopwatch
  • tape
  • pencil


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces


Access Rights:

  • Free access



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