Measurements on the Architect Scale



In this lesson, students will use the various faces located on the Architect scale. With guided practice students will learn to do conversions related to Architecture and Engineering drawings. Because the word SCALE has more than one meaning students will also learn how it relates to various model sizes.

This lesson was created with the teacher fully understanding the different faces located on the architect scale.

Lesson Time

Architect Scale/Model Scales
110 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • All students will understand the measuring system using the Architect scale and how it applies to architect or engineering drawings. Students will also understand how the different scales are used to communicate design drawings from architects to city planners and contractors.
  • Students will also understand how the word SCALE has more than one meaning. Toys and models also have scales that relate to the real objects being modeled.

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