The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Built during the second Babylonian Empire, the legend says that the gardens were a gift from Nebuchadnezzar II to his wife.
There are three different types of simple machines.
- Inclined Plane, Screw, Wedge
- Wheel and Axle, Pulley
Our Archimedes screw was much smaller. We followed the instructions in the Walk Beside Me blog to create our Archimedes screws.
The cereal got caught in the tape joints of the disks.
The disks were not spread out far enough.
Many disks were too small so the cereal fell back to the bottom before it could be raised to the top.
All the issues were fixed with tape and each screw successfully lifted at least one piece of cereal.
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