Activities & Lessons: Tunnels
Activity Topic Grade
Source Time Special
Meeting in the Middle: How good are your directions in building a tunnel? Tunnels 5-6, 7-8 Building Big 30 min. n/a
Tunnel Through! Build a model mountain tunnel that simulates the principles behind real-life engineering design. Tunnels 5-6, 7-8 Teach Engineering 1 1/2 hours Per group: 25 lbs. of clay (buy online)

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