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Move a Wall

Our everyday world seems pretty sturdy. Floors are solid, walls remained fixed, and we don't seem to do much to these solid features as we go about our daily lives. But when we look at the world from a different scale, the scale of the nanometer, these solid features are anything but stationary. In this activity, students use math to determine just how much they move a wall when they lean against it.

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