Introduction to Waves with Pendulums

Before Class Preparation:

  • Sign up for/check online tools (Google Classroom/Braingenie)
  • What is a wave?
  • Bring your favourite song to class
  • Print & Read this worksheet

In Class Activity:

  • Introduce end of unit project
  • Debatable question
  • Group Activity: Pendulum
  • Whiteboard: Sketch a d-t graph for your pendulum

After Class Work:

Lab Exam (Culminating)

Before Class Preparation:

  • Review pre-labs from the semester

In Class Work:

20 minute quiz: Investigation Skills

Can you:

  • Identify independent/dependent/relevant control variables based on an experiment/equation
  • Identify correct units for all variables
  • Create a research question based on variables
  • Linearize a graph based on given equation
  • Use algebra to explain the linearization
  • Predict what the expected slope of a graph should be
  • Identify the correct unit for the expected slope

After quiz:

  • Collect data from the experiment for your final report

After Class Work:

  • Start organizing data from class and complete full lab report