diagram with detail
block diagram of a desert (in south-west USA or Mexico) shows a piece of the desert as if it had been sliced like a cake and placed before us.
use block diagrams in the classroom?
show a typical "piece" of the subject in a way that allows us to look around it and underneath its surface.
- Block diagrams are especially useful in showing features of
- different habitats and environments
- volcanoes, canyons, river valleys, glaciers, earthquake faults
- tiny parts of plants, animals, cells, the human body, and so on
use detail diagrams in the classroom?
- To show
an important but small detail (such as what your skin looks like under a powerful microscope).
- To show how a small detail works while keeping it in the context of the larger diagram, of which it is a part.
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A block diagram shows a "piece" of the subject as if it had been cut like a slice of cake and placed on a plate.
Block: an arrangement of the subject as a 3D shape as if cut out with a knife
Numbers: to name parts of the diagram.
Detail: to show a part enlarged, in order to see very small but important details.
• Cutaways: to reveal "hidden" information