When information is passed from one person to the next, things can become confused and distorted. This is especially true when we are in a hurry or we don’t know the whole story. If we are in a hurry, we leave out important facts; if we don’t know the whole story, we may fill in the blanks with information that may or may not be true. Either way, the story becomes farther and farther from the truth. If someone wants to know the truth, they need to go to the original source and find out what they want to know. We should never completely believe anyone who is relating information to us second or third hand unless we can verify the information in some manner.
Materials for each team:
- 20 miniature marshmallows
- 20 toothpicks for every three people in the class.
- A lunch sack or plastic bag
30 minutes plus discussion time