Mister Big

In this activity children investigate whether they can make predictions about growth and compare different parts of the skeleton to answer questions.

Description

Bao Xishun, the world's tallest naturally-growing man (2.36m) is getting married. Children will investigate whether they can make predications about growth. They will compare different parts of the skeleton to answer questions. They will predict the length of Bao's arms and consider what difficulties he may face in life due to his height.

Learning Objective:

-    that being tall in a world designed for 'average' sized humans can be difficult

Children will learn:

-    to decide whether evidence supports a prediction 

-    to apply knowledge i.e. the height of Bao

-    to use a prediction i.e. people are squares to find out other information, the approximate length of Bao's arm

-    to plan an investigation to answer a question

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.