Grade Range
6th-12th
Active Time
135 minutes
Total Time
135 minutes
Area of Science
Zoology
Key Concepts
scale models, mathematical reasoning
Credits

Overview

snail on ruler

"He's too tiny to measure up."© 2006 Patty O'Hearn Kickham

Some organisms, like whales and redwood trees, are so large that it's hard for us to picture just how big they are! In this lesson, students practice mathematics and computational thinking to create scale models of themselves, and then apply these skills to create models of other large organisms. This activity works best when stretched out over three (or more) class periods.

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Grade Range
6th-12th
Active Time
135 minutes
Total Time
135 minutes
Area of Science
Zoology
Key Concepts
scale models, mathematical reasoning
Credits
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