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:

Hooke’s Law Lab

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Investigating Hooke’s Law with 3 different springs
    • Describe mathematically the relationship between the force and stretch of a spring.
    • Understand what is meant by spring constant and to be able to determine the spring constant.
    • Determine the amount of energy stored in the stretched spring.

After Class Work:

  • Graph & Data Analysis
  • Discussion Questions