Don’t Look Up!

The 8th graders saved the day in class on Wednesday, February 2nd! Dangerous meteors were falling and they used the Linear Laser Cannon to break them up before they reached the earth.

The 8th graders were presented with the known coordinates of the meteors. They then used their knowledge of finding equations of lines using two points to make a rule to break up the meteor. Once they had a rule that would break up two meteors, they entered them in their computer and fired. Most shots were successful but a few had to be tweaked to pass through the desired meteor.

Here is an example of one Linear Laser Cannon shot that hit the meteors at (4,-7) and (-4,4).

In the end, the earth was saved. Thank you 8th graders!


Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.

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