How Big is Big?

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In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of students' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they work in groups to find the measurements of different animals and plants, and then make scale models of them. For learners with stronger math skills, assign non-metric units to convert.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • Collaborative groups work together
  • Constructing models is an engaging way to practice scale conversion
Cons

  • None