Inside Skeletons

What do all vertebrates have in common? What are the advantages of having bones? In this lab-style program featuring live animals and skeletons, students will compare frogs, snakes and turtles with humans to see basic characteristics shared by all vertebrates and specialized structures that support their behavior, growth, and survival.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of Students: 30 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $10.00 per student ($250 minimum per program) includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.

Strongly supports standard: 4-LS1-1

Also Supports: 3-LS4-3

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades 3-5

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