Pendulums by Dr. Pat Hayes, IHMC

October 21, 2017

October Science Saturday was about “Pendulums”. The presentation was led by Dr. Pat Hayes, Senior Research Scientist at IHMC. Working in groups, students experimented with pendulums. They compared pendulums of various weights, lengths, and swing sizes. They recorded data and discovered that the length is the only parameter affecting the period of motion of a pendulum’s swing. For the final activity, a very long pendulum was demonstrated from the roof of the Levin Center. The generosity of the season sponsors makes it possible for all students to participate in Science Saturdays free of charge.