The Ellipse in Nature

††††††††† This is culmination of all the exercises in this project. Here are a few examples of when, how, and why an ellipse occurs in nature. Again this is a work in progress and I hope to add a few subjects before I really begin to teach a class on this subject. Another note is that Iím not a scientist (or brilliant mathematician for that matter) so if along the way you see something that doesnít make sense or is not correct then I apologize. This is only meant to give a small introduction to high school students about the universe that they live and interact in everyday.

The Ellipse in Space

The Ellipse in Gears and Cogs