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Students experientially learn about the characteristics of a simple physics phenomenon - the pendulum - by riding on playground swings. They use pendulum terms and a timer to experiment with swing variables. They extend their knowledge by following the steps of the engineering design process to design timekeeping devices powered by human swinging.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • (2010), "Swinging With Style," http://nees.org/resources/587.

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