Identifying Possible Underground Cavern Locations

Teams continue with the Asteroid Impact challenge and determine possible locations to construct their underground shelters. Participants cut scale area models of their shelters from paper and place them on the map to find locations to consider. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • To extend the thought process used, encourage teams design shelters that are not rectangular
  • Have the teams determine all the rectangular dimensions that will give the needed area for the shelter
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity is dependent upon the completion of the previous activities in the unit
  • The fourth lesson in a unit of eight
  • The procedure used is based upon creating scale models and physically moving them around the map
  • The activity provides teacher tips and hints for each question
  • None
Common Core