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This introductory website provides a step-by-step explanation of how a pendulum works and how the rotation of the earth causes the effects observed in a Foucault pendulum. A history of the understanding of the earth's rotation is also provided.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905113705144T,pendulum,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,oscillations,simple harmonic motion,NSDL,Foucault,Astronomy,Informal Education,Higher Education,Oscillations & Waves,Middle School,earth's rotation,Historical Astronomy,Elementary School,waves,History/Policy/Law,Physics,Pendula,History of Astronomy,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Oscillations,Geoscience

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    English

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