Measuring Ourselves

Name: _____________________ Date: _________

Instructions: There are all sorts of things about yourself that you can measure. Below are some examples. Use your creativity to think of some new ones too. Measure yourself, and then consider coming back in a few months and doing it again to see if anything changes. See the video for details*.

Height: ____________

Weight: ___________

Waist circumference: __________

Head circumference: __________

Arm length: Left: _________ Right: __________
[With arms outstretched: Measure arm length from bump on shoulder to longest finger]

Leg Length: Left: _________ Right: __________
[Standing with both feet together on a flat floor: Measure leg length from highest point on hip bone to floor]

Maximum number of push ups: ____________

Maximum number of sit ups: _____________

Maximum number of chin ups: ___________

Distance throwing a ball: __________ (type of ball: __________)
[Stand in the middle of a big flat field and throw a ball as far as you can. Take an average of several throws.]

Distance kicking a ball: _________ (type of ball: __________)
[Stand in the middle of a big flat field and kick a ball as far as you can. Take an average of several kicks.]

Time to run 100 yards/meters: __________
[Measure it out on a flat street or sidewalk, or use the track at a school.]

Jumping height: __________ [See video for instructions]

Volume of lungs: __________ [See video for instructions]

Reaction time: __________ [See video for instructions]

[* Video at http://MarshallBrain.com/science/measuring.htm]


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