This was the questioned posed to all 3rd graders last week. But, how would we measure our jumps? This was our first question to conquer. Juliana also mentioned we needed to figure out the materials needed to complete the experiment. Individually, everyone came up with their own ideas. Next, we had a classroom discussion on which concept we would use. Stickers could be stuck on a wall to measure a jump, but would it be fair if we measured from the ground? Most likely not. The tallest student would probably have the best chance. So, how could we do it and make it fair? Finally, it was decided we should mark how high a person could reach while simply standing. Then, they would mark their jump with another piece of tape. The space in between those, would equal how high the student had jumped! To give you a better idea of our experiment, watch our short movie to see us in action!
What were our results? We found that the highest jump for a boy in our class was tied with 11 inches by Manuel and Ean. Gunther was second with 10 1/2 inches. The highest jump for a girl, was 9 inches by Rosalina. The range was 9 inches, and our median jump was 5 1/2 inches with 3 jumps!
How High Can You Jump?