Animals of the World Measuring Tape
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The Animals of the World Measuring Tape is an exciting way to visualize the true scale of animals found all over the globe. Kids can not only use the tape to compare the measurements of the animals featured on it, they can also use it compare animals, people, and objects around them: How big is an Andean condor’s wingspan compared to their desk? How big is their foot compared to a pink fairy armadillo? Where do they measure up height-wise on the tape? Are they as tall as an aardvark is long?
This heavy-duty polyester ribbon measuring tape is 12 feet long with clearly marked inch and foot increments. Tick marks let kids measure down to the quarter inch. It features full color illustrations of 65 animals selected from our Biomes of the Continents cards. Each animal’s name is color-coded to the continent it inhabits.
A single measurement* for each animal is marked with a color-coded dotted line and the type of measurement is noted in grey (length, height, wingspan, etc.). These measurement types are a good way to introduce the idea that there are many ways to measure and describe objects including animals: How tall is it? If it stands on two legs, like us, then is its head accounted for in height? What happens if it stands on four legs? How do you measure height then? Do you include the head or just measure to the shoulders? How long is it? Does that include a tail? How wide are its wings?
* Please note: There are wide ranges for animal sizes - the measurements noted on The Animals of the World Measuring Tape are the largest average sizes for these animals.