Reese’s Puffs™ cereal

Inclined Plane

Supplies that you'll need:

  • doneSpecially marked Reese's Puffs cereal box
  • doneScissors
  • doneTape

Simple Machine #1 Directions

  1. Start by opening and flattening the box completely at the box's seams.
  2. Find the side with the printed blueprints for the Simple Machine.
  3. Start at the and cut along the dotted lines. Cut out each piece along its dotted line.
  4. Take piece #6 and fold tabs a and b outward. Fold tab d inward to form a ramp. Fold up tabs e, f and g and tape to enclose the sides of the ramp. See box for diagram.
  5. Tape box back together.
  6. Fold each piece outward along fold lines.
  7. Match up each piece to its number on the box.
  8. Tape each piece to the number on the box, so each looks like a "U".
  9. Use tabs a and b to tape piece #6 in place.
  10. SEND your Reese's Puffs down the inclined plane into your cereal bowl!

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