If You Hopped Like a Frog

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If You Hopped Like a Frog
Frogs are champion jumpers. A 3-inch frog can hop 60 inches. Record the ratio that illustrates the relationship between the frogs height (three-inches) and the distance that he travels when he hops. Estimate the distance a frog would jump if he were one foot tall. Show your work on your lab sheet. Compute your height in inches. If you could jump 20 times your body length, how far would you go? Place your name under the green number line that represents how far you would jump if you were a frog. .

If You Ate Like a Shrew… Shrews are among the smallest of mammals, but their appetites are huge! A shrew that weighs just 1/5 of an ounce can eat about 3/5 of an ounce of insects and worms each day. That means it eats three times its own weight every day. 1. Record the ratio that depicts the relationship between the weight of a shrew and the amount of food that he eats every day. 2. Think about this. Scientists discovered a shrew that ate 864 pounds of food each day. Give your best estimate describing how much this shrew would weigh. Justify your answer on your lab sheet. 3. Fill in your data on the t-chart at this station that would show how much food you would eat each day if you were a shrew.

If You Flicked Your Tongue Like a Chameleon…
A 1-foot chameleon may have a 6-inch tongue. Its tongue is half as long as his body. If you had the tongue of a chameleon and you were 54 inches tall, your tongue would be 27 inches long. Record the ratio that illustrates the relationship between the height of the chameleon (12 inches) and the length of his tongue (6 inches). Think about this…You have a bowl of crickets for your pet frog to eat. Your pet chameleon that is 32 inches long loves crickets. What is the minimum distance that you must move the crickets away from your chameleon to ensure their safety? Explain your thinking on your lab sheet. Calculate your height in inches. If you were a chameleon, how long would your tongue be? Cut out a piece of pink construction paper that represents the length of your chameleon tongue. Put your name on it and hang it up in this station.

Station 4: If You Craned Your Neck Like a Crane….
One look at a crane and you’ll understand the expression “crane your neck”. A whooping crane that’s four feet tall has a sixteen inch neck. That means its neck is 1/3 the height of its body. Record the ratio that illustrates the relationship between the height of the crane and the length of his neck. Calculate the height of your neck if you were a crane. Show your work on your lab sheet. How would the length of your neck affect your overall height? Record your results on your lab sheet. If King Kong was a crane who was 200 feet tall, estimate how long would his neck be? Show your work on your lab sheet. Cut out the length of your crane neck on white paper. Place your name on your neck and tape it to the wall in this station. .