# Parabola

## A simple curve shaped like an arch

You can remember what a parabola is by remembering this old parable:

There is an old parable (parabola) that says, what goes up must come down.

The following are all examples of parabolas:

**Example 1**

**Example 2**

**Example 3**

**Example 4**

Water fountains can make parabolas.

**Example 5**

Bananas are shaped like parabolas.

**Example 6**

Dolphins jump in a parabola shape.