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Forensic Anthropology Lab
(open through May 2013)
The Forensic Anthropology Lab is part of the temporary exhibition Written in Bone.
In the Lab, students will learn that forensic science is far more mysterious and engaging than forensic fiction. They will use real human bones to identify and describe people from the past and draw conclusions about their lives. The focus of the Lab programs is to help students to use the tools and problem solving skills of forensic anthropology to collect and analyze data the way that forensic anthropologists do.
Registration for 2012-2013 school programs is currently open.
Logistics for School Programs
- Capacity: Minimum of 15 students per class is required. Maximum number is 30 per class; two back-to-back classes are available.
- Days: During the school year from October to late May on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning promptly at 10:15. For back-to-back classes, the second class will begin at 11:30.
- Length: Classes are 60 minutes.
- Chaperones Required: 1 per ten students.
- Accommodations: We are able to accommodate most students with special needs. Please call for details: 202-633-1078
Program Descriptions and Lesson Plans
All listed programs and lesson plans accomodate grades 4-12: basic lesson plans are for grades 4-6, intermediate are for grades 7-9, and advanced are for grades 10-12. Click the program names for a description of the activities.
Registration for 2012-2013 homeschool programs is currently open.
On the first Monday of every month, students in homeschools can participate in one of the three staff-led lessons available in the Lab. Lessons will rotate on a monthly basis, posted one month in advance. See lesson descriptions above.
60 minute programs are at 10:15 and 11:30; online registration required. Students can be in family groups or organized home school groups and can be in a variety of grade ranges between 4th and 12th grade. Please include your child's grade in the comments section on the form.
- November 5th Mystery at Yorktown Creek
- December 3rd Criminal or Collector?
- January 7th : A “Grizzly” Discovery
- February 4th: Who is Buried in the Brick-lined Grave?
- March 4th: Mystery at Yorktown Creek
- April 1st: Criminal or Collector?
- May 6th: A “Grizzly” Discovery
Please call 202-633-1078 with additional questions about programs or logistics.
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