For this Geometry Project, I used Book Creator as a template for students to display their work. For the project, the students pick an item make a scaled-up version out of materials of their choice. Students make a copy of the book template in the library and rename it with their name. Then they go through the template as they complete their project. Once they are done with their scaled item, get to make a comic using pictures they take of their original object and their scaled-up object. When they are all done, the class can view each other’s work in the library.
Step 1: Choose an object in your house that you want to scale. Make sure you choose something that is 3D, so it is not flat like a piece of paper.
Step 2: Measure your object. It may help to draw a sketch of your item and label each part you measure
Step 3: Choose your Scale Factor and record your calculations here.
Step 4: Make a plan and choose your materials.
Step 5: Get to work! Don’t forget to take progress pictures!
Step 6: Make a comic using pictures of your original and scaled object.