posted by Tree Frog Treks! on Mar 22
Science relies on empirical data. This is information gained through observation and experimentation. Scientists often use measurements to quantify this data. For instance a scientist may observe that an animal is growing quickly, however to lend more support to this observation we can measure how much the animal grows over a certain amount of time. It is very important for scientists to record these measurements and track how they change over time or under different conditions. They will also learn about some types of measurement such as mass and weight, length, volume, temperature, and time.
- Largest Animal – Blue Whale. They can be up to 32 meters (105 ft) long and weigh up to 181,000 kg (200 tons). Blue Whales tongues can weigh as much as an elephant and their hearts can weigh as much as a car!
- Largest Land Animal – African Elephant. They can be up to 4 meters tall (13ft) and weigh up to 6,350 kg (14,000 lbs)
- Largest Reptile – Komodo Dragons(see image above). They can be up to 3 meters (10 ft) long and weigh up to 150 kg (330 lbs).
- Largest Amphibian – Chinese Giant Salamander. They can be up to 2 meters long (6 ft) and weigh up to (110 lbs).
- Tallest Human – The tallest person who ever lived was 8’ 11 (2.72 meters).