Forensic Anthropology STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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What do teeth, skulls, and vertebrae tell us? Students view and compare a variety of real animal bones. Using clues the bones reveal, students learn how to determine what types of animals they came from. Includes a review of the human skeletal system and how skeletons are framework of function. The educator will also demonstrate ways bones can be measured. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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Point to Point: $150.00

Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $125. 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) 1, 2, 3, 4Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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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 review the human skeletal structure and its function.
2. Next, the educator will show samples of different animal skeletons and review the clues as to function and diet we can see from those remains.
3. After the skulls, the educator will move on to vertebrae sample comparisons.
4. Next the instructor will review how we can measure an irregular item like our bones with calipers.
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- explore skeletal structure and how it can help us determine what type of animal the remains were in life
- identify major life functions from a skeleton (predator/prey, herbivore/carnivore, four-legged/bipedal)
- engage in a discussion of the skeletal system and relationship to function
- understand how we measure an irregular shape like a bone

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS3A 3-5 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3A K-2 -- Inheritance of traits
LS3B 3-5 -- Variation of traits
LS3B K-2 -- Variation of traits
LS4B 3-5 -- Natural selection

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards