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Rubik's Magic Cube

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Rubik's Magic Cube
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.99

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cubie, cubies, solution, original, attach, outer, sticker, onto, design, journey, simple, bands, month, cubes, interior, center
     content words:    Erno Rubik, Magic Cube


Rubik's Magic Cube
By Jody Williams
  

1     The Rubik's Cube is one of the best selling toys in history. It did not start out as a toy or even a puzzle. The cube is the creation of Erno Rubik. Rubik studied sculpture in college. Then he went back to a small art and design school. He studied architecture. Later he taught interior design there.
 
2     Rubik was searching for a model to help teach his students about 3-D objects. In 1974, he invented the cube. He called it the Magic Cube. It is made of twenty-six little cubes. They are called cubies. Rubik hand carved each cubie. At first, he used rubber bands to hold the cubies together. That did not work. He then created a center piece. The center cubies on each side fit onto this piece. They are the only pieces that do not move. The other cubies attach .....
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