The height of a person's femur is a good predictor of a person's height. Similarly, the length of a person's foot reveals something about that individual's height. Pretend you are a forensic anthropologist trying to figure out the approximate relationship between foot length and a person's height.
Data Collection Process
Students should work in teams of two to three to collect data on the foot length and height of as many of their peers, family members, and teachers as possible. Students must create a spreadsheet to fill in an individual's name, height, and foot length. Any subject who declines to give their name but is willing to participate can write "anonymous" under that section. Foot length should be measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the big toe.