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Grade Level: 9-12
Earth Science Missions (Earth)
Science Education Standards: Forces, Magnetism, Astronomy, Earth, Technology, and Human Endeavor.
Short Description: Although the mirror sensor card has no pendular motion, it does oscillate from side to side. This motion can be studied by students to learn about torsional oscillation in the horizontal plane, as opposed to the pendular oscillation in the vertical plane.
Source: NASA GSFC