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Writing/Essay/Journal
Listen to the lyrics of glam rock band Solid Gold’s song The Pendulum and write about why you think the song is titled as such. Who or what do you think a pendulum represents in the song?

Activity
Explore this science-themes web page to learn more about pendulums:
http://www.sparticl.org/topic/circus-physics/view/pendulum-motion-circus-physics/

Watch the video from the link above, and be prepared to discuss the following questions in class.
1. How is the trapeze like a grandfather clock?
2. What influences how long it takes to go back and forth?
3. What would happen if Regina were lighter or heavier?