My room (10-11 years old)

  • Core competencies: 1. Maths, Science, Art
  • Area of Knowledge: Knowledge of the natural,
    social and cultural environment

 

Objectives

General

  • Create a scale model of your room.

Specifics

  • Make representations and constructions to scale.
  • Empowerment and creativity.

Contents

  • Perception and scale representation of known spaces.
  • The use and interpretation of different representations of the same space (plans,
    aerial photographs, sketches, and other technologies ).

Methodology

Materials:

Cardboard, pencil, scissors, glue Pritt Stick, foam sheets, ruler and colors.

Duration:

3 x 1 hour sessions

Step by Step:

 

Step 1

To make a model of the room, first of all ask students to measure the height and width of the walls, doors and windows. Height, width and depth of the furniture should also be measured. Before making the model, do an outline using 1m: 3cm scale; draw the walls, doors, windows and furniture.

Step 2

Now, you have all the necessary information to make the model. First of all make the walls. For this, cut the card according to the width and length, remembering to leave a few extra inches that allow for them to be joined together using Adhesive Pritt.

Step 3

Draw the household items such as walls, doors and windows on foam sheets and cut them out.

Step 4

Stick them together using Power Pritt onto card as a base for the model.

Step 5

Finally, draw yourself onto a foam sheet, cutting it out and sticking it onto a clothes peg using Power Pritt.

Extension activity:

To extend the activity, look for the painting “Bedroom in Arles” (1888 ) by Vincent Van Gogh displaying it on the board in order to get a perspective of the room.