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Two pendulums influence each other’s motion to create Intriguing patterns.
Resonance can cause two pendulums to swing in identical cycles.
Copper coils become electromagnetic swings.
Pendulums dance in a shifting series of patterns as they swing to their own rhythms.
Investigate how length, mass and release point affect pendulum speed.
Big swings from little pulls grow.
The attraction and repulsion of magnets produces entrancing, unpredictable motion.
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Attribution: Exploratorium Teacher Institute
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