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Body Length Experiment

Use AppleWorks to make graphs that compare the length of your students' bones to the length of their bodies.


  • Students will use centimeters to measure their bodies.
  • Students will collect data using a table in AppleWorks.
  • Students will create a bar graph in AppleWorks.
  • Students write a paragraph that describes the results and conclusions of the experiment.


  • Have students help each other measure different body parts of your choice. Make sure to measure the length of their entire bodies.
  • Have both students will enter their data into the same AppleWorks spreadsheet.
  • Then, have students make bar graphs that display their data.
  • Have students write a result paragraph that explains the data that was collected.
  • Then, have students write a conclusion paragraph that will describe the relationship (or lack of one) between body part length and the length of the entire body. Students will use their data to support their conclusions.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MA.B.4.2.2
  • MA.B.3.2.1
  • MA.D.1.2.1
  • SC.F.1.2.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.


  • AppleWorks or a spreadsheet program
  • Meters Sticks



  • Have students write a paragraph comparing their results to their partner's results.

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