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AbstractMany industries rely on scale models to develop new products and designs. Architects, industrial designers, artists, clothing designers, and car manufacturers all use scale models. Each model is built to a scale that relates the actual object to the model through a ratio. Can you determine a formula for constructing a scale model? You can use your formula to make a model of your house, school, neighborhood, or town (CUBE, 2002). You can make scale models of the Wright Brothers aircraft designs from 1900-1903. (Storm and Benson, 2003) You can also do the opposite, blow a model up into a life size object. Can you determine a formula to convert a model into life size? You can use your formula to evaluate if a model is realistic. Try comparing toy cars, dolls, dinosaurs, or action figures to life size objects. Are the models realistic? (McCoy, 2004; Fassett and Millbyer, 2006)
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- CUBE, 2002. "CUBE Lesson Plans," The Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE). [accessed: 5/1/06] https://cube-education.org/inititiatives/
- Fassett, C. and Millbyer, L. 2006. "Dinosaur Activity for Proportions," Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center. [accessed: 5/1/06] http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/scale/Tdino.htm
- Storm, R., and Benson, T. 2003. "Models of the Wright Brothers' Aircraft (1900-1903)," Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). [accessed: 5/1/06] http://wright.nasa.gov/ROGER/models.htm
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