Apply the Science

Which Wedge?

These mice need to split
a big block of cheese.

Which tool would
be best to use?

You can try
this, too!

What you'll need:

variety of tools

cutting board

block of cheese

safety goggles 
(The mice have them!)


The goal is to split the cheese into slices.


The mice try splitting the cheese with a whisk. Hmmmm That didn’t work so well.


The mice know that the tines on a fork are wedges. They try a fork next. Stabbing the cheese with a fork only breaks the cheese.


A kitchen knife seems to be the answer!


Now all the mice have a slice of cheese. Which wedge worked best for you?