**The challenge**

In groups, your challenge is to design and build scale models of The Parthenon based upon the original measurements.

**Getting started**

If the Parthenon was 100 metres long, you wouldn’t have space to build it the actual size inside or outside the classroom so you will need to use your excellent mathematical skills to decide upon a scale. Using the example of 100m, you could say that one metre in real life would represent 1cm on your scale model.

Remember that you need to convert the units of measurement first, how many cm in a m?

How many cm is 100m? 1cm on your model would represent how many cm in real life? What would the scale look like from my example?

1: 100 1: 1000 1:10 1:10,000 1: 100, 000 1: 1,000,000

It’s this man’s job to work for Lego to make scale models. Click on the link to find out more:

Scaling up or down BBC Bitesize KS2 maths

Would you like to work for Lego making scale models?

**Researching**

Remembering what we have learnt about internet research and research from books, find out about The Parthenon and why it was so important to Ancient Greek people.

Where is it? Who went there? Do people still go there now?

You may use any books in the classroom and library freely. You may use Swiggle for information freely however if you would like to use the Internet for anything else you will need to run it past me first so that I can check to see if it is safe.

**Designing and making**

Now that you know, the measurements and some basic information about the Parthenon, have a go at making a scaled model.

**Sharing your model with the World!**

When you have finished, in your groups create a blog post about The Parthenon with information and a photograph of your finished model. You could also add photographs of the process and explain why you chose to make it as you did. Remember not to add photographs of yourself alongside your usernames-I will be taking lots of photographs so that you can focus on the process. Mistakes are for learning so include any problems you came across and how you overcame them in your evaluation at the end of the session.

**Have fun!**

The Parthenon was built in honour of Athena the goddesses of :wisdom,courage, inspiration, civilization, law, justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts and skill

Yes, Athena was a Greek goddess and daughter of Zeus-well done!

Did you know in 1801 Parthenon’s roof was blone of and some sculptures were distorted.

I didn’t know it was blown off, that’s an interesting fact.

Why was it blown off?

Did you know that the Parthenon has iner columns and outer columns?

How many inner and outer columns? Why?

The Parthenon has 46 outer columns and 23 inner columns.

Wow that is a lot of them

This is so much fun to do I love everyones they are unique and special to see

How long did it take to build the Parthenon?

9 years

Fifteen with decoration!

In our class we are making little models of the Parthenon it is very cool

I love the idea and that we are building it in class. It is very fun.

It is really fun making the Parthenon but it is very difficult.

I found it very hard aswell

It took nine years to build the Parthenon.

I loved making the Parthenon!