Magic with physics - pendulum stop

Magic with physics - pendulum stop
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource shows the steps of a student practical activity that focuses on how to build a double pendulum system to illustrate the conservation of energy.

The resource has an explanation of how it works and some extension activities.

Additional Information

Achievement Standard: Students explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems.

Suggested time: 30–60 minutes depending on the extension activities.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS198
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences