Making Models

Making Models is a skill that brings information and data alive. A model is something that has the characteristics of the real thing but is not the real thing. Like a model of a plane is not the same as the real plane but you can take a model of a plane into a classroom and use it to demonstrate many aspects of flying without your friends ever seeing a real plane. In this way model building is a very good skill to have in discovering and communicating interesting information to others.

Example and Activities: Putting this new skill in action


Now lets try to use this new skill in some subject examples

Math Example
Science Example
Social Studies Example
Language Arts Example


Reference Library links that use making models


Links to workbook pages that use making models


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