Sagging Power Lines

Students will apply their knowledge of arc length, sector area, segment of a circle area formula, unit conversions, and the Pythagorean Theorem to assess whether the giraffes as the Knoxville Zoo are safe from the sagging power lines overhead.  They will watch a YouTube video about the cause for sagging power lines and will then complete the worksheet attached.  This will guide them to answer the question: Are the Giraffes Safe?

Lesson Plan Sagging Power Line