Animals & Scale, Part 1

  • Due Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited

Instructions

Watch the following video tutorial on the characteristics of animals that indicate their size and scale.
http://youtu.be/unPNLMBWolI

[PDF of Slides]

Summary:

• Jump height and jump time (time in the air) is similar for all animals.
• Small animals have a short push height, large jump magnification, and short push time.
• Actual running speed is similar for all mammals.
• Small mammals run fast, relative to their size.
• Large birds fly faster than small birds and also need proportionally larger wings.
• Large animals fall faster than small ones.
• Small animals shake faster than large ones.

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Optional: Learn more about animals and scale from these interesting articles:

"On Being the Right Size," by J. B. S. Haldane

"The Biology of B-Movie Monsters" by Michael C. LaBarbera. 

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