INCLINED PLANE 2

MATERIALS

PROCEDURE

1. Put the blocks side by side on your desk. Use your ruler to measure how long the two blocks are. (See Figure 1.)

2. Record the length below. Remember to write the units.

WEDGELENGTH
No Wedge
Skinny Wedge
Fat Wedge

3. Place the skinny wedge where the blocks meet and push down as shown in Figure 2. Now measure and record the length of the blocks.

4. Put the two blocks back together and repeat step 3 using the fat wedge. Measure and record the length of the blocks.

QUESTIONS

When you pushed down on the wedge, which way did the blocks move?

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How does the thickness of the wedge affect the movement of the blocks?

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