Activity Overview: Beginning Model
Build a model car, truck or motorcycle or a
component such as a visible engine from a kit. The
model should be a vehicle that is 15 years older
then a new car. The model can be made out of wood,
metal or plastic. Painting the model is optional .
Visit a store or find a catalog showing model
cars, pick out a car that is at least 15 years
older then the current year
If you are going to paint the model determine
what paint can be used and purchase it.
If building vehicle, model should be of a
specific year and brand vehicle.
together the tools that you will need to build
Proper caution and adult supervision should be
maintained in the use of glues, and modeling
Model may or may not include and engine or
detailed chassis. and may be of "snap together
Open the box and check to make sure no parts are
missing from the kit
Assemble the model per instructions
If you are going to paint the model chose the
colors that are appropriate for the car and
Write or present verbal report or major
components of model.
Describe what was learned about the construction
of vehicle by building the model
Describe major features of this vehicle.
Describe why this particular model was selected.
Identify major components included in model ie.
body, fenders, wheels, frame, interior
Take a picture of the model and send it in with
your report (either a print or a digital
Look in the library for books on building models
Check the web for information about model
Talk to other friends or individual that have
built models to get information on special tips