Forensic Archaeology STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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How much do your bones reveal about you? Students become Forensic Specialists in this challenging program. Using real human bones, students are briefed about their mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues. Students learn what the remains reveal about the person’s age, gender, and their possible demise. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $195.00

Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $175. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Gifted & Talented, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The educator will explain the circumstances in which the human remains were found.
2. The instructor will show the actual skeletal pieces live on screen, they will then switch to a close up image of the remains so that students can see further details.
3. The bones are presented in four "stations" (determining gender, determining height, determining how muscle structure affects bones, and determining cause of death).
4. The educator will lead a discussion on each station and then as the students to try and determine how the person died.
5. If time allows, we will take questions.


- demonstrate how examination of bones and teeth can reveal information about a human being
- observe bone samples and collect and record data
- utilize the collected data to draw conclusions
- use measurements and a formula to estimate the height of the deceased

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS3A 3-5 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3A 6-8 -- Inheritance of traits

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
Crosscutting Concept: Cause and Effect