I was able to do Barbie Bungee in my Accelerated Algebra 1 and 2 classes plus my class of seniors in Futures basic math. I wrote about Barbie Bungee with Algebra 2 earlier.
For my seniors, I wanted to extent it a bit, so we had her jump off our senior balcony. First we had to figure out how to measure it. Our only tools were 3 meter sticks and 5 rulers. Off to work they got. One went up and hung a meter stick up. One stood below and reached the meter stick up. Then another student added a meter stick below this one and then turned it for another, and they filled in with rulers.
It was 4 meters and 41 inches. How's that for units? So, it took us a while to convert it to centimeters, but we got to 506 cm.
They went to work in two groups. Barbie ended up getting tattooed in one group:
A great lesson.
One students asked where I came up with these projects. Blogs and twitter :)