1. Scale Trail

 Scale trail

Aims:
In this series of activities, students will learn about scale and proportion in architecture. They will also begin to understand the relationship between human and building scales.
Introduction:
Begin the activities on scale and proportion with a 5 minute discussion in the classroom.
Use the students’ journeys to school as a tool to explore scale and proportion in the built environment. Here is a list of suggested questions you can pose:

Let’s think about your journey to school:

What types of buildings do you pass on your way?

Which is the biggest /smallest building?

Why are they of different scales?

Does the biggest building have the biggest number of users?

Is the biggest building the most important building on your way to school?

Activities:

Activity 1a - Mini-me

Activity 1b – Made to scale