1. Introduction to Develop a Model in Google Drawings

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In this lesson, you will use measurement data to develop a scale model of the solar system using Google Drawings. A scale model is a copy of an object that is larger or smaller than the actual size of the object. If a scale model includes more than one object, they are made smaller or larger in relation to each other.

A scale model is a helpful tool for representing a science concept. For example, you can create a scale model of a cell to explain how each part works. You can use models for many other purposes as well, such as understanding a problem, making a prediction, or describing something. The model in this lesson is a drawing based on data about the solar system. The measurements for this model have been completed for you.

But you could create your own scale model using measurements for many other objects or systems, from the chemical structure of a molecule to the design of a vehicle.

This lesson uses Google Drawings, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any graphic design application or even using markers and paper or other materials to build a model.

As you complete this project, you will: Use the scale in a starter project to determine the relative size of images, Create and format a drawing, And insert and format images in the drawing.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account. Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google.com.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one.

Next, open the Starter Project.

Make a copy, and add your own name to the title.

Now, it’s your turn: Sign in to your Google account, Open the starter project, Make a copy, And add your name to the title.


  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Open the starter project.
  3. Make a copy.
  4. Add your name to the title.