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The Compound Machine

The Compound Machine
Activity Home Teacher's Guide Glossary Credit & Thanks Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine! Activity Home Teacher's Guide Glossary Credit & Thanks Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine!

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