Our feet help us to balance, run and walk and they can be flexible or inflexible. The shape and structure of human feet are an adaptation to walking upright on two legs, but scientists think that changes to their flexibility are caused by the environment we live in. Scientists from the University of Kent want to investigate how the environment affects foot flexibility. Their theory is that children who spend more time playing on even surfaces will have less flexible feet than children who spend time playing on uneven surfaces.
In 6 Seuss , we signed up and have completed our second Investigation: Feet.
6 Rowling also took part in this investigation and thoroughly enjoyed investigating with a true purpose for their results – although we didn’t all enjoy the smell of our feet in the afternoon!
This tied in well with our topic of Evolution and Inheritance.
We took measurements of our foot flexibility then added to the Terrific Scientific map! We found that on average, our feet were not very flexible!