The Vitruvian Man ("The proportions of the human body according to Vitruvius") is a drawing by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci around 1490.The drawing depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Proportions of Man.
During this activity students will determine if the statements made by Leonardo da Vinci in his Vitruvian Man are fact. One of the statements made and illustrated by the Vitruvian Man is that the length of your foot is 1/7th of your height. Students will use the data provided to determine if this is fact or fiction by completing all sections of the place mat.
The back of the place mat has students use their own data by measuring their height and their arm span from finger tip to finger tip as well as collect results from other classmates to complete the table. One of the statements made and illustrated by the Vitruvian Man is that your height is equal to your arm span. Students will use the data they collected to determine if this is fact or fiction by completing all sections of the place mat.