Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Original Drawing (Vector Art) (Freehand)

Sample Freehand files. (1) Open Freehand or similar program capable of editing png files. (2) Download sample Freehand files to your local system. (3) Use the file/open command from within Freehand to open the sample files.

Document set-up
  • palettes (select palettes, fill objects, uses palettes on lines)
  • grids (turn grids on, off; align objects to grids)
  • pen sizes (select pen size, define new pen sizes)
  • lines (select lines, define new types of lines)
  • fonts (select fonts)
  • drawing size (adjust size of drawing)

Using Tools and controls

  • selection arrow (select, de-select objects)
  • text tool (select text, enter text, rotate text)
  • line tool (select lines, define lines, move lines, re-size lines)
  • rectangle tool (select rectangles, re-size rectangles, fill rectangles)
  • rounded rectangle tool (change rounding of rectangles)
  • oval tool (make circles, make ovals, fill ovals and circles)
  • arc tool (arcs less than 90 degrees, make arcs greater than 90 degrees)
  • polygon tool (define closed and open polygons, reshape polygons)


  • layer controls (stack objects, move objects to different layers)
  • zoom controls (zoom in, zoom out)
  • window (change size of window, move between different documents)
  • constraining tools (constrain tools to specified tasks)
Working With Objects
  • stacking order
  • selecting objects
  • grouping objects
  • aligning objects
  • copying and deleting objects
  • rotating objects
  • flipping objects
  • reshaping objects
  • smoothing objects

Other Skills

  • convert to bezigons
  • Measurement tools; architectural diagrams
  • Manage layers
  • Slide show presentation
  • Perspective in the paint layer