Paint Pendulums

Project Description

We will be studying one of the most complex and interesting devices in classical physics, the pendulum. To use pendulums to make something creative we will need to learn how to build, control and modify pendulums, as well as some of the mathematics involved in describing them.

Essential Questions

What is a pendulum and how does it work?

Learning Goals


  • Initial draft painting with notes on how it will be improved

  • A final painting that was made by changing at least 3 variables

  • A concept poster which summarizes the findings and experience of another group, and how their changing variables affected the outcome of the painting