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Complete the first page of this lab. Then:
12. Double your nail and compare it to your finger.
13. Double your finger and compare it to your span.
14. Double your span length and compare it to your cubit.
15. Double your wrist length and compare it to your neck length.
16. Double your neck length and compare it to your waist length.
17. Compare your height to finger-tip-to-finger-tip distance (#8).
18. Leonardo da Vinci dissected cadavers to learn more about the human body. He then used this knowledge in his art. The very famous "The Vitruvian Man" (or "Human Figure in a Circle, Illustrating Proportions" or "Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man" by Robert M. Place ) displays his findings about the proportions of the human body.
      Visit this page and enlarge the picture. Use your measuring tape to record the
standing height
            _______ m _______ cm _______ mm
finger-tip-to-finger-tip distance
            _______ m _______ cm _______ mm
Compare this height to finger-tip-to-finger-tip distance.
19. Research in How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement by Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the terms:
Roman foot, Saxon foot, survey foot,
international foot, pied fot,
inch, hand, palm, digit, yard.
Report your results.
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