# Pendulum_Lab

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```					                        Pendulum Lab
Project Goals :

   I can design and conduct experiments to determine how
the length of a string affects the period of a pendulum.
   I can design and conduct experiments to determine how
the weight of a pendulum affects the period of a
pendulum.
   I can organize and interpret data
   I can use my conclusions to explain the nature of gravity.

You will prepare a lab report which includes the following
sections:

1. Introduction: (Describe what you are investigating, include

2. Procedure (explains how you will test it, must be detailed
and sequenced, diagrams can be used)

3. Data tables (including titles and labels)

4. Conclusions - Make sure you use your data to answer the
questions. Remember you have two variables in the experiment
- length and weight. They may have different affects on the
number of swings. Its up to you to find out exactly how each
variable changes the pendulum's period.
Needs Work Good        Excellent
(0-5 pts)  (6-8 pts)   (9-10 pts)
Introduction/Hypothesis (10)
Clearly written and
specific
Procedure (20)
Sequenced and
detailed.
Measuring
procedure explained
Data Table (20)
Labels/Titles/Units
Easily Compares data
Conclusions (30)
Supported by
data/graphs
questions
How do pendulums
help us understand
the nature of
gravity?
Total: (80)

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