With This Old Bone Lab Activity, students perform an actual technique used by forensic anthropologists to determine the age of individuals at their time of death.
- For Grades 10-12
- Students Determine Age from Osteon Counts
- Estimated Class Time Required: 45 Minutes
- Teacher's Guide Included
They gain valuable microscopy and anatomy skills in this activity as they learn to count, measure, and analyze the Haversian systems in bone using a compound microscope with an ocular micrometer (both sold separately).
The lab requires 45 minutes.
Ordering information: This kit includes a stage micrometer, six prepared microscope slides of ground human bone, a teacher’s guide, and student copy masters. An ocular micrometer (reticle), a compound microscope, and adhesive tape are required but not included.