This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines centripetal force by means of a conical pendulum. The exercise measures g, acceleration due to gravity.
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This laboratory exercise can be used with Mini Lab: The Simple Pendulum
and with Laboratory: Acceleration Due To Gravity
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation