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In this activity, learners discover that they can modify a regular piece of paper so that it's large enough for them to walk through! Learners follow a cutting pattern on the printout, unfold it, and step through the paper. This activity may be extended with the challenge to recreate this cutting pattern on an index card. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)



  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
      • Polygons
    • Reasoning and Proof
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Cyberchase


  • All rights reserved, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 2006

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ernst & Young
  • CPB