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Who Owns These Bones? Kit

Product Highlights
  • Go hands-on with a forensic anthropology case
  • Realistic skeletal samples modeled from actual human remains
(in stock)


Product Details
Beginning—Easy to perform; requires little or no prior knowledge.
How much can you learn about individuals by examining their bones? That's what students find out as they become forensic detectives in a local missing person case. Presented with a set of 3 plastic bones that were recently unearthed from a field near the school (skull [with 3 removable teeth], arm bone, and leg bone), students are challenged to use skeletal characteristics to determine as much information as possible about the person, including race, gender, and height. The included Carolina® Guide to Bone Forensics booklets provide detailed skeletal diagrams and data reference tables to help each student group solve the case.

Product Features

  • Designed for 6 student groups
  • Comes with teacher's manual and student guide
  • Included Carolina® Guide to Bone Forensics booklets provide skeletal diagrams and reference data tables

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher's manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Time Requirement
Activity: 45 minutes.

Learning Objectives
Students will:

  • Determine the height, gender, and race of human skeletal remains.
  • Identify provided human bones and relevant anatomy characteristics.


What’s Included:
  • 1 Skull, Plastic (with 3 removable teeth)
  • 1 Arm Bone, Plastic
  • 1 Leg Bone, Plastic
  • Carolina® Guide to Bone Forensics Booklets
  • 1 Reproducible Student Guide
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher's Manual
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Tape Measure or Rulers
  •  Graph Paper (optional)
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.