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Solar Cooking with Conics

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Jacob Goodman

on 7 December 2012

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Transcript of Solar Cooking with Conics

The Final Product! Who are My Kids? What are Conics? Unit is cross-disciplinary:



Renewable Energy

Sustainable Business

Local Food Sustainability.
So What? Launching the Project! Project Calendar

Conics Applet

Exploring with Geogebra

United Nations Report Workshops & Activities 21st Century Skills Solar Cooking with Conics A Project-Based Learning Unit designed by
Jacob Goodman with guidance from
Dr Jean Lee and
Dr Leslie Gardner Objective: Audience will be able to provide feedback for continuing development of project. Early college high school

Partnership with Vincennes University

MATH 102 College Algebra

Scholars Wikipedia: Common Core G-GPE:

1.Derive the equation of a circle of given center and radius using the Pythagorean Theorem; complete the square to find the center and radius of a circle given by an equation.

2.Derive the equation of a parabola given a focus and directrix.

3.Derive the equations of ellipses and hyperbolas given the foci, using the fact that the sum or difference of the distances from the foci is constant. What are the Standards? Pre-assess
Group assignments
Setting up the room
National Geographic Video
Letter from Nate Roberts, General Manager at Pogue's Run Cooperative Grocer
Driving question
Letter home
Challenge packet How do we as sustainability scientists use the properties of conic sections to serve hot soup outside on a winter day with no electricity or heat source other than the sun? Driving Question: Conics Applet Geogebra National Geographic Video United Nations Report FEEDBACK Start here... Conclusion Challenges:
Isolated applications
Impending 1-to-1 technology
Infusing choice

Final Remarks
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