
Scale Model of the Great Pyramid
You can build a model of the Great Pyramid, but first you need to scale
it down. To do this, you will need to make the pyramid 3,000 times smaller than
it really is! To achieve that, every 30 meters of the pyramid is represented as
1 centimeter on the outline provided.
Once you have printed and assembled your scaleddown model of the Great
Pyramid, you can compare it to scaleddown versions of other buildings and
objects, including people.
Object  Actual Height  Scale Height (1 cm = 30 m)  Object to represent scaleddown height 

Great Pyramid  146.5 m  4.9 cm  paper pyramid 
Statue of Liberty  92 m  3 cm  small paper clip 
Sears Building  443 m  14.8 cm  ballpoint pen 
Average person  1.7 m  .05 cm (.5 mm)  grain of salt 
Eiffel Tower  300 m  ?  ? 
Leaning Tower of Pisa  55 m  ?  ? 
Try finding the scale heights for other objects, such as the tallest building
in your neighborhood, your home, or your height. To do this, divide the
object's height in meters by 30 to get its scale height in centimeters. Then
find an object to represent it next to your paper pyramid.
Now it's your turn to scale a pyramid!
We've scaled down the Great Pyramid for you. Now it's up to you to see if you can
create scale models of the other two pyramids on the Giza Plateau, Khafre and
Menkaure. Here are their actual dimensions:
Khafre
 Base: 214.5 m (704 ft) on each side
 Height: 143.5 m (471 ft) tall
 Angle of Incline: 53 degrees 7' 48"
Menkaure
 Base: 110 m (345.5 ft) on each side
 Height: 68.8 m (216 ft) tall
 Angle of Incline: 51.3 degrees
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