nature of science and physics

Science Design: Investigating Pendulums

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Back and Forth (PDF)
Back and Forth Lab Sheet (PDF)
Explore energy transformations in a pendulum.

Wheel of Inquiry (PDF)
What is the relationship between independent and dependent variables? The inquiry wheel helps students clarify those two terms.

Additional resources

Discovery Education: Getting started with an investigation

YouthLearn: Inquiry-based learning

Just Science Now: What is inquiry?

Museum connections

Science Storms

Career connections

Science Buddies: careers in science science jobs