In this video, you will use simple shapes to draw your diagram.
You will draw the parts to scale, which means in proportion to each other,
and make the borders of some thicker for emphasis.
First, pick a scientific topic to diagram, or use one assigned by your teacher.
If it will help you with your drawing, search for an image of the topic to reference.
There are many topics in science that lend themselves well to diagrams,
like a diagram that shows the parts of a seed, or even the brain.
There are many possibilities, but try to pick one that’s not too complicated and has
simple shapes and many parts that can be labeled.
To begin, return to the blank drawing you created in the last video.
Insert a text box and give your diagram a title.
Format the text.
Then, draw the basic shape of your subject.
Choose one or more shapes that best match how your subject looks.
Don’t worry about whether the diagram is attractive -- it’s more important to be accurate.
As you draw, decide how much space the whole drawing will need.
Remember that you will need space for all the parts of the diagram and the labels,
so if it works best for your drawing, resize the page.
Insert other shapes as you need them.
Try to keep the drawing as factual as possible.
For example, if parts are connected or touching, make sure to show that in the drawing.
Rotate the parts as needed.
Try to draw the parts to scale as much as possible.
They should be in the same proportion to each other as they are in real life.
Often, this will mean thinking about how much space the entire drawing will take
and then how much of that space will be taken up by each part.
For example, in this drawing, the mitochondria should not be
nearly as big as the nucleus or permanent vacuole.
Next, make the background of your diagram transparent so each part shows up clearly.
To show the difference between parts in the drawing
or to emphasize certain parts, you can make their borders thicker, so that they stand out.