2How should I scale Barbie so she will be the right size? Barbie and meHow should I scale Barbie so she will be the right size?
3What do you need to find out? Barbie’s measurementsMy measurements
4What should I measure? Here’s mine Here’s Barbie’s 1012.56.521717372634403068Here’s mine0.620.751.25412.553.7566.55.512Here’s Barbie’sP.S. I measured everything in inches.
5How should I scale Barbie? If Barbie were as tall as me, she would be 5 ft 8 in tall, but her wrist wouldn’t be big enough for her bones.If Barbie’s wrist were as big as mine, she would be 8 ft 8 in tall (but her wrist bones would probably be bigger now.)Change Barbie’s proportions yourself
6How much would Barbie weigh? We have made Barbie larger by multiplying by the same scaling factor.Weight is different – it depends on volume, not just length.
7How much would Barbie weigh? Here are two cubes. Determine the ratio of their volumes to find the ratio of their weights.Small cube 1 in sidesLarge cube 4 in sidesRatio of the sides is 4 to 1What is the ratio of the volume of the large cube to the small cube?64 to 1; 64 small cubes make one large cube; 64 is 4 cubedChange volume or weight by multiplying by the ratio of the lengths cubed
8Check out Barbie’s weight for different heights. Are these reasonable? Life Size BarbieCheck out Barbie’s weight for different heights. Are these reasonable?What are some of the problems with Barbie’s proportions?Which feature is the most out of scale for her body?What conclusions can you make about Barbie if she were life-sized?
9Change Ken’s proportions to make him life sized How about Ken?Change Ken’s proportions to make him life sized
10Clothing for Barbie What size clothing would Barbie wear? TopsBottomsShoesWhat size shoes would Ken wear?Clothing charts
11Life size Barbie posters Posters made by grade 7 students at Horizons, Clarkson University, Summer 2005