The Ellipse

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 our solar system. A challenge is given at the end to construct a properly scaled model of Halley's Comet orbit along with the method explanations.

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9th - Higher Ed
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