So far, you have been using shapes to show the parts that make up the subject of your diagram.
In this video, you will label those shapes.
They are important in scientific diagrams,
because they describe each part to help people know what they are looking at.
To begin, label the first part of your diagram.
You may want to begin with the largest part.
Place the labels close to what they’re referring to
so the viewer will clearly understand what the label relates to.
It may help to connect the word to a part of the drawing with a line,
but if you use lines, try not to cross them to keep your diagram looking neat.
Think about what should be labelled in the figure.
If your diagram has multiple parts that are the same,
just label one of them so your diagram remains clear and not cluttered with the same labels.
But be sure to label all of the important parts of what you are studying
so people understand your diagram clearly.
Feel free to use arrows instead if they would work better to label some parts of your diagram.
Make each of the labels bold so they stand out.
If it would help someone understand the diagram better,
add a note at the bottom as a scale reference.
This gives the viewer an idea of the size of the subject you drew.
This can either be a measurement or a comparison to a common object, such as a coin.