An exploration presented at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute Workshop on September 23, 2000 by Paul Doherty and Modesto Tamez.

building coupled pendulums in class
Drilling the blocks to make the coupled pendulums.


Explore the motion of a single pendulum. Measure its period and find how the period depends on the length of the pendulum.

Sarah holds a pendulum

Coupled Pendulums

Build two weakly coupled pendulums and explore how they influence each other.


Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty

© 2000

26 Sep 2000