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Kelper's Laws Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Using an online planetary simulator, astrophysics students explore each of Kepler's laws. The 13-page printable handout walks them through the activity, which also includes using string, pushpins, and a pencil to model three different...
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Kepler Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your physics or astronomy class to Kepler's laws of planetary motion with this straightforward activity. It covers the basic concepts of each and has learners answer questions to demonstrate their grasp on them. You could use...
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What is an Ellipse?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This video answers the question, �What is an ellipse?� It gives a definition of an ellipse, shows the ellipses relation of a plane to a cone, and the names of different parts of the ellipse.
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Algebra 2 - Conic Sections - Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first minute and a half of this video rambles on before the presenter begins to talk about conic sections. Using a whiteboard, he dissects a cone to show the different shapes that are inside, focusing on parabolas. He gives an...
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Discovering Conic Sections in the Motion of Heavenly Bodies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Math scholars study conics and how they are used today. In this mathematical lesson plan, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration. 
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Introduction to Conics - The Ellipse

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers identify and graph ellipses. After a teacher led discussion on shapes created when intersected by a plane and the use of conic sections, students create a graphic organizer containing the information. A United Streaming...
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The Ellipse

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This is a practical sheet with the instructions to draw a set of ellipses. After following the diagrams, there are ten questions to complete, with calculations expected for alternate orbits and comparisons related to actual planets in...
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Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The...
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Worksheet One - Definite Integral

For Teachers Higher Ed
In this definite integral worksheet, students use substitution to simplify integrals. They find the values of the upper and lower points and interpret points found on a graph. Students solve this two-page worksheet.
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

For Students 5th - 6th
In this circumference worksheet, students solve and complete 5 different figures illustrated on the sheet. First, they cut out each shape found on the bottom. Then, students use the shapes on the left as clues to create the corresponding...
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Ellipses and Kepler's First Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(¿¿) in polar coordinates (r, ¿¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and...
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Implicit Differentiation Practice

For Students 10th - 11th
Implicit differentiation practice instructional activity. Three main problems with subset questions. Good practice breaking up the original problem into steps used to solve.  Note:  this can be a check to see specifically where  the...
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7-4 Ellipse: Classwork #1

For Students 9th - 11th
Skills practice is very important. Use this instructional activity to reinforce graphing and to answer ellipse problems. There are six problems to solve.  
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Ellipse

For Students 9th - 12th
In this algebra worksheet, high schoolers sketch, solve, and write equations and graphs of ellipses using the foci and vertex. There are 24 questions.
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Ellipses (Part 1)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work with Ellipses in Algebra II. In this algebra lesson, students solve an equation with a radical expression. They graph ellipses and write an equation for them.
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Using the Distance Formula

For Students 10th - 11th
In this distance formula worksheet, students solve and complete 30 various types of problems. First, they find the exact distance between each pair of points and make a sketch of the situation. Then, students find the center, horizontal...
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Polygon People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify polygons.  In this polygon people lesson, students draw required shapes and construct a polygon person.  They identify each shape and its characteristics.  The lesson may be extended by allowing students to explore the...
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Constructing an Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the equation of an ellipse. In this equation of an ellipse equation lesson, high schoolers construct an ellipse by dragging a point around two foci. They derive the equation of an ellipse by finding the distance between the...
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NUMB3RS Activity: Waxing Elliptical

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore ellipses.  For this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders generate an ellipse by folding wax paper.  Students investigate how the distance between foci of an ellipse and the shape of the ellipse are related. 
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Construction an Eillipse ID: 9980

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore ellipses.  In this Algebra II lesson plan, 11th graders construct an ellipse using the Ti-nspire handheld and investigate the sum of the distance from a point on an ellipse to its foci.  Students use that...
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Constructing an Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of ellipses.  In this ellipses lesson, students construct ellipses on their Ti-Nspire.  Students plot two foci and then construct an ellipse.  Students determine the the semi-major and semi-minor axis of...
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The Ladder Revisted

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the locus of midpoint of the hypotenuse of a fixed length geometrically and discover that the median of a right triangle is equal to half the length of the hypotenuse. In this right triangle lesson, students...
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Equations of Ellipses

For Students 11th - 12th
In this writing equations of ellipses worksheet, students solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they use the given information to write the standard form equation of each ellipse. Then, students determine the endpoint...
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Eccentricity of Conic Sections

For Students 11th
In this conic sections worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they identify the eccentricity of each equation shown. Then, students use the information provided to write the standard form equation...