With this hands-on activity, students apply measurement and communication skills to describe the location of the ends of a tunnel they plan to construct. The goal is for a student to describe a location precisely enough so that a second student planning to construct from the other side of a piece of cardboard can determine the location of the tunnel end. The resource includes background information, teacher suggestions, and a Tunnel Challenge, which introduces the tools needed for tunneling in various natural environments.


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