This is a fun measuring activity centering around the basics of the skeletal system. It's a perfect 1-2 lesson with partners (or groups)for either science or math class as it incorporates: names of the skeletal system bones, measuring (in cm), data collection, and graphing.
Materials needed: students will need either a ruler, meter stick, or tape measure (depending on accuracy).
1) Skeletal System Measuring Paper - students make 13 key measurements of different parts of the skeletal system (femur, humerus, height, etc...)
2) Data Collection Paper - students organize their own data and then choose one item to travel around the classroom and gather data from classmates.
3) Bar Graph - students set up the vertical & horizontal axis and design a graph for their collected data.
This is a great activity for either an introduction to any of these topics or else as a review. I use this with my 7th grade human body unit, but minor changes will make this work for younger or older grades.