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Scaling
Scaling

• Scaling is a skill used by
many people for a variety of
jobs
• Today we will learn this skill
by making a scale model of
the Statue of Liberty

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Steps of Scaling
1. Pick a scale you want to use to build a
model.

2. Make a table of the dimensions to be
used in your model from the dimensions
of the object

3. Build your model using the dimensions
calculated in step two
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty has the following
measurements. Copy these on a sheet of paper.
Dimensions in Feet

Height from ground to tip of torch     305 feet 1 inch
Length of head               17 feet 3 inches
Length of right arm                 42 feet
Thickness of waist                  35 feet
Ground to top of pedestal             154 feet
Top of pedestal to tip of torch      151 feet 1 inch
Choosing a Scale
The first step of making a scale model
is deciding what type of scale to use.
Today you will be using a scale of
1 inch = 35 feet
The next step is to create a quick table
of the dimensions of your model at the
scale chosen.

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Calculating Model Dimensions
To calculate model dimensions take the actual
dimensions of the object and multiply it by the scale
being used. Today we will neglect the inches used in
dimensions (so 305’ 1” will just be 305’) and we will
round off our model to the nearest ¼ inch in each
calculation.

For example,
Actual length of right arm: 42 feet
1 inch _
42 feet X               = 1.2 inches
35 feet
Round to the nearest ¼ inch to get 1.25 inches as
the dimension for our model.

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Now create your own table with all the
dimensions you will use for your model.
Here’s how it should look with the one we
Measurement                 Original Dimensions   Scaled Dimensions
Height from ground to tip of torch      305 feet 1 inch
Length of head                17 feet 3 inches
Length of right arm                  42 feet           1.25 inches
Thickness of waist                   35 feet
Ground to top of pedestal              154 feet
Top of pedestal to tip of torch       151 feet 1 inch

To help with building your model you can
draw a rough sketch of what you want your
model to look like with dimensions drawn in.
This will help when you are building your
everything is.
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Start Building
The final step is to build the model. Now
sculpt the Statue of Liberty according to
the dimensions you calculated.

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Questions
1. If the scale was 1 inch = 17 feet, what
would the dimensions of the model be?
2. If the scale was 1 inch = 10 feet, what
would the dimensions of the model be?

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