Pendulum Lab


There are some things scientists always have to do, like respecting the evidence whether they like it or not, not making up their minds unless they have some reason for doing so and changing their minds when they have to, fully describing what they’re doing in reports to their colleagues, making observations as repeatable as possible, having some kind of idea what kinds of questions they are trying to sort out in each piece of work, and telling the truth.

To end the first quarter, our seventh grade student scientists investigated pendulums and their oscillations as a way to practice the science process skills and methods learned. In modeling these important skills, our students worked hard to gain a deeper understanding of how scientists research, experiment, share their findings, and apply standards and ethics to their work.

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