With this hands-on activity, students apply measurement and communication skills to describe the location of the end of a tunnel they plan to construct. The goal is for a student to form a precise location description so that a second student planning to construct from the other side can determine the location of the tunnel end. Students work in pairs one person standing on each side of an upright piece of corrugated cardboard or foam core board. Both students mark a tunnel entrance on their side of the board. Background information for the activity and a student handout are included. This activity is one of ten hands-on activities featured at the Building Big web site. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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