Height Exhibition by Hands On!


Raise your awareness of growth in this self-testing activity.

To begin, visitors hear an audio invitation to step on a plate engraved with footprints. A computer using a sonar measuring system speaks to the visitor and tells them their height. Peppered with humor (every once in a while, the computer will intentionally make mistakes, then correct itself saying, "Just kidding, your real height is...."), this experience makes an otherwise fairly ordinary bit of information personal and intriguing. An accompanying magnet wall provides a place for visitors to post their height measurement and see how it compares to the heights of others. Over time, the magnets create a visible bell curve showing average heights by both age and gender.

Interested in purchasing individual exhibits for your project? Please contact Charlie Shaw at
CW Shaw, Inc. at: (727) 528-0333 or cshaw@cwshaw.org