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Applications of Parabolas

Parabolas to model projectiles, arches, satellite dishes, etc.

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Solar Cooker made from an umbrella and potato chip bags!
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Our class used repurposed materials to construct a portable solar cooker. These materials might be thought of as 'trash', but we found a practical use for them. Sunlight is focused at one point, showing how a paraboloid helped us to cook our lunch.
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