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Galileo was a great daydreamer. When he was sitting in church one day, he noticed that the chandeliers above him were swinging in the breeze. They seemed to swing at the same rate. He sat quietly and used his pulse to count the swings of the chandelier. He discovered that the chandeliers with longer ropes swung more slowly back and forth than those with shorter ropes. It is this idea that explains the motion of the pendulum wave. I love pendulums and I love the videos on You Tube showing the large pendulum waves at universities. I wanted to make a small pendulum wave, with a touch of art, which one could display proudly in the home. My students love these little sets. This pendulum wave is made of presentation board (hard cardboard). The pendulums are beads. Each stands 15 inches wide, 10 inches tall, and 8 inches deep. The only assembly required is fitting the middle section onto the two outside stands. I hope you have as much fun with this as we do. Although these models are small and are not as impressive as the large models on You Tube, they are mesmerizing.