By Gigi, Grace M., John and Tim.
Here is our report on a simple machine called the wedge.
Enjoy!:)


Did You Know?

  • The wedge is one of six simple machines
  • The wedge is used to cut or slice things open
  • The wedge can hold doors open
  • The wedge can help you put your shoes on


Definition:
A wedge is an object with at least one slanting side. See the picture below!

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external image cork_wedges_juicy.jpgThis is the shoe that is called a wedge. Please do not to be confused with the simple machines wedge that we are teaching you about .


Here is a powerpoint about the wedge. Hope that you enjoy it!




Here is a link to a person using a wedge...

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U5d3KCdYwo


Here is a link that shows some examples of wedges


http://www.mikids.com/SMachinesWedges.htm

Here are some every day examples of wedges...
  • Tip of a nail
  • Back of a hammer
  • Door stopper
  • Shoe Horn
  • Ax
  • Knife
  • Shovel
  • Thumb tack


Our resorces are...
YouTube.com
mikids.com
Mr. Smith
Our Collective Noggins!

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