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Activity

Bone prints

Summary: 
Students use cow bone slices to make prints that show bone structure.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
Resource: 
Materials: 
  • Cow bones, sectioned and cleaned
  • Ink pads
  • Paper
Procedure: 

Use the bones to make prints.
The prints highlight the shape of bones and the internal spongy structure.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
Beaty Biodiversity Museum