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Exploring Size: StretchAbility

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Exploring Size: StretchAbility

In this game, learners explore the different sizes of things in the world. In this Twister-like game, learners must place a hand or foot on a circle of the right scale - macro, micro, or nano. This activity is a fun way for learners to investigate the sizes of different objects.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

English, Spanish


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Biodiversity
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment
  • Physical Activity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities