This project was used at the end of the school year with my 8th students. This is perfect for any grade level that is working on proportions, unit conversion and writing. There are a 15 different animal worksheets provided in this project.
Students will be given an animal, and its measurements for height and an attribute (ex. long tongue). Students then convert the animal measurement to inches, before measuring themselves in inches. Next, students will set-up and solve a proportion, in order to determine what the length of the attribute would be on them, if they had it. Last students will create a page for their animal to create a class book before inventing a new animal and attribute, complete with a proportion problem similar to the book.