Conic Sections

Conic Sections

A wooden cone is cut to demonstrate the basic conic sections: the circle, ellipse, hyperbola, and parabola.

PIRA Code(s): 
1L20.40
Set up time: 
5 minutes
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Gravity
Operation: 
Remove pieces from the cone to show different conic sections.
Safety: 
Nails that connect pieces may be sharp.