Pendulum Wave: Relating Wavelength to Frequency

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A Pendulum Wave offers a unique opportunity to analyse the properties of waves.

This mechanism is an effective and engaging method to teach students about the relationship between wavelength and frequency. I came up with this lesson plan while teaching a Youth Physics Camp. I needed an exciting way to teach students this physics concept. I found that students were very interested in building the physical model. Many were intrigued by the movements and patterns of the pendulum wave. I also allowed the students to design there own pendulum weights using the TinkerCAD software. Many students were excited to see Minions, and other self designed pieces, swinging on the pendulum. 

I have attached a lesson plan and video that would aid teachers in using this tool.

Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/FzGaJeNmRnc

Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/docume...

Zip Folder of All Cad Files: https://drive.google.com/file/...

Design Files

File Size

base.stl
727 KB
axle.stl
265 KB
pendulum.stl
585 KB
wave pendulum.stl
2.96 MB
InvestigatingWavesLessonPlan.pdf
433 KB

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