# The Biology Corner

Biology Teaching Resources

# Tag: height

• #### Investigation: Villi Height

Use a Netlogo simulation to observe how different heights of villi within the intestine affect absorption rate. Change the height of villi or size of food.

• #### Estimate a Person’s Height from the Bones

In this activity, students use tape measures to estimate the length of their femur, ulna, and tibia. These lengths are then with an equation to estimate their height which can then be prepared to their actual height.

• #### Graphing Hand Span and Height

This exercise illustrates the difference between bar graphs and scatter plots and walks students through the process of representing data they collect.

• #### Data Analysis – Stature and Bone Length

Does the length of a person’s legs and arm bones correlate to the height of the person? The following graph shows a scatterplot of lengths of the humerus, tibia, femur and tibia. Examine the graphs shown below. What CLAIMS can be made to answer the question? Summarize the EVIDENCE shown in the graphs. Develop a…

• #### Investigation: Stride Length and Bone Lengths

This activity is intended to introduce students to spreadsheets while also reinforcing concepts learned in the unit on the skeletal system.   While graphs may be easier to create using google sheets, student can still create graphs by hand using graph paper.    Your class will need a set of meter sticks or rules to…