Cutting Conics

Students explore the concept of conic sections. In this conic sections lesson, students cut spheres and cones with a plane to create various conic sections such as circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas. Students use the Conic Section Explorer tool to cut the cones.

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9th - 12th
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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