Description: The liftoff and pre-orbital path of the rock is described by a parabola. Students explore the properties of parabolas from the standpoint of the parametric equations that describe the horizontal and vertical directions of motion for the rocket.
Grade Range: 6-12, college developmental math
Curriculum Standards: CCSS.Math. Content. HSG- GPE.A.1, CCSS.Math. Content.HSG- GPE.A.2, CCSS.Math. Content.HSG- GPE.A.3
Copyright: ©2011
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