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Pre-Cal Class Project

Mrs. Simmons' Pre-Cal class made solar hot dog cookers using shoe boxes, tin foil and skewers. The premise was to use a parabolic model and generate an equation specific to their shoebox allowing them to determine the focus of the parabola. Placing the hot dog at the focus of the parabola allowed it to cook with sun rays reflecting from all angles of the parabola to a concentrated focus. What a fun day using math skills to cook a hotdog.

 

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