## Buckyball Net - PaperBack to Polyhedra Unit - Student Activities Students work in groups of 4.Materials:
- 4 sheets of the net of a truncated icosahedron
- 4 pair scissors
- Scotch tape
- 1 bucket or basket to hold the materials during the project time
Procedure:
- The materials are distributed and each group member prints their
name on the
**face**of the different polyhedron net.*[Later, when they are all mixed in the bucket, they will still be identifiable.]*
- Each group member is to cut out the polyhedron from the net, fold, and tape.
- As the students are working encourage them to use the vocabulary by
asking prompting questions:
- How many edges will you fold to make the truncated icosahedron?
How many faces does it have?*[The faces are easier to count if you use the two-dimensional net rather than the three-dimensional solid.]*
Evaluation:
- As each the polyhedra is finished, the group "checker" takes the
product to
Quality Control [the teacher who is checking to see if
the taping was done correctly so that all faces are showing.] and if it
passes inspection the polyhedron is placed in the group's bucket. If not, the
checker takes it back to the group member for correction. |

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