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In this video, you will add images to your drawing to continue to build your model.

Using images in your drawing makes your model more visual. Scientists and engineers use models to explain and predict how real objects or systems might look or behave.

Using visual elements in a model , such as images or graphs, can help others better understand the ideas and explanations being shared. To begin, search the web for an image of Jupiter.

Search for the image and make sure you have the right to use the image.

Review the search results... ...And choose an image.

You may need to remove the background of the image. Use the Crop tool...

Or the Mask Image tool to create the best shape for your image.

Then, refer to the data in the starter project to scale your image to the correct size. In column C, which shows the scaled measurements, the sun is set at 48 inches.

So the formula used in the starter project automatically calculates the measurement for Jupiter as 4.8 inches.

Use this measurement to resize the image of Jupiter.

Continue adding and formatting images of the planets to complete your model.

Use your data to adjust each image as needed. Since Saturn has rings, the image is a unique shape. Lock the aspect ratio to ensure that Saturn’s length and width, including the rings, will stay the same relative to one another as you resize it.

As you add images of the planets, organize them on the canvas by size.

Group the smaller planets and larger planets together. You can organize other models in different ways, such as in order of occurrence or by the steps in a process.

Now, it’s your turn: Add images to your drawing, Format and resize the images, And move the images.


  1. Add images to your drawing.
  2. Format and resize the images.
  3. Move the images.