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Water Wedges

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Participants consider how a simple machine, a wedge, can be used to push materials apart — and apply the concept to creating a model boat.

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Water Wedges

Water Wedges

Participants consider how a simple machine, a wedge, can be used to push materials apart — and apply the concept to creating a model boat.