In this 1.5-hour workshop, we will explore 3-dimensional modeling for use in Next Generation science and math courses. Helping prepare students for a career in science or mathematics requires a refined ability to engage in critical thinking about complex systems. Because models are analogies to define real-world processes, structures, or events, they are an efficient way to introduce and develop the skills of analytical thinking and transference. We will take modeling examples from simulations, experiments, computer programs, and games to see how we can successfully guide our students to create models of their own. Using models in your curriculum helps students to interpret what they see and communicate that information across changes in size and scale. When a student has crafted an original model and communicated the attributes to a peer such that it is understood, formative and summative assessment is a breeze.