Constructing Models
and Prototypes

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Constructing models or protypes means to produce a representation that will be
used as a guide when making a thing in full size.

 

Constructing models and prototypes can involve:

Building Forming Combining Parts Fabricating Creating
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Modeling can also be used to produce a generalized construct that explains a phenomena.
The model is typically then presented in one of several forms:

Sketch Diagram Written
Generalization
Equation Chart or
Graph