Makey Lab – Swing to the Stars

Makey Lab – Swing to the Stars

Shall we swing right to the stars? Today our playground engineers continued their work on building out their playground and were challenged to design a swing that could carry different loads. They learned that a swing is actually a pendulum—a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward.

Ask your camper: Did changing the weight of the pendulum affect the times? How did the times change? (The time should not change –only the length of the pendulum affects the time.)

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