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Simple Machines - Fruit Wedge

Fourth graders examine the principles and uses of inclined planes, screws, and wedges while they determine examples of simple machines that are use in everyday life. They separate different kinds of fruit into pieces to determine the easiest way to accomplish this task leading to a discussion of the usefulness of wedges.

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