Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Anatomy and puppetry

Today in the 5th and 6th grades we began a new project while some of the students were finishing old. The class is studying anatomy, and of course everything human involves anatomy, in that the scale of things is determined by the fit to the human body. We started with measuring and the charts developed by Drillis, as shown earlier in the blog.

You can see in the model shown in the photo at left, the means that we will use to make puppets exactly proportional to the students in the class. The puppets will be made with bridle joints formed using 1/8 inch thick stock for one part and an 1/8 inch slot cut in the other. A bent nail forms the connecting pin. This class we did a lot of measuring and drawing of stick figures and changing from full dimension to 1/4 scale.

Did you know that math could be so easily integrated (or correlated) with anatomy and physiology? It can if you have a wood shop.


  1. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Are these going to be Limberjacks?

  2. They could be limberjacks. If anyone needs to know what a limberjack is, follow this link