Skeleton Detectives

Spring 2014
1:00 – 2:00
ages 6-9

What do skeletons tell us about their owners? We’ll become archaeologists as we discover and piece together human, animal and bird bones. We’ll solve mysteries like: How do the skeletons differ? How are they alike? How have the creatures’ skeletons adapted to their environments and their species’ needs? Bones tell us more than you might think! This study group will culminate in the dissection of owl pellets, where we’ll get to reconstruct and identify whatever critter the owl ate.

Designed for children ages 6 and up and/or who can:

  • listen quietly and discuss the information presented
  • use age-appropriate motor control to construct the projects presented
  • follow directions
  • work in a pair or a small group
  • understand and make connections based on the scientific concepts

Materials fee = approximately $15 per child to be paid directly to the instructor in CASH on the first day of the session