Measuring Ourselves


Despite all our individual differences, the human body has a design that is remarkably similar from person to person across all the races of humanity. This is one factor that allows us to recognize another human, even in silhouette or at a great distance. Complicating the picture, however, is the fact that this design gradually changes as we get older; small children have much larger heads relative to their body size than adults. In this Measuring Ourselves project, children will describe and measure some of their own (and one another’s) physical features to find out how similar or different people really are from one another.