Sackler Educational Laboratory for Class Trips

Lab G: Forensic Anthropology: Whose Body Was Left Behind

October 13, 2015 - June 17, 2016


In this 90 minute advanced lab activity, students will learn and use forensic anthropology techniques to determine the identity of an individual whose body has been recovered. Using a human skeleton and gel electrophoresis images students will collect and compile evidence to determine the sex, age and stature of the individual.


Grade 9-12 Science

Essential Question: How do scientists use human remains to figure out someones identity
Students will be able to describe the field of forensic anthropology and understand various aspects of the human body used by scientists to identify someones age, sex, height, weight and cause of death.

When: Monday - Friday
Morning Lab: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Lab: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m