Bone Detective - Stage 3

In this hands-on activity students undertake a first-hand investigation using scientific techniques.

Student with gorilla skull

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

Museum educator-led program

Students are given a real mammal jaw-bone and some clues and work collaboratively in teams to identify its animal owner. They explore the Skeletons exhibition and evaluate information, make suggestions and draw a conclusion.

  • Syllabus links: Science Stage 3
  • Maximum number of students: 30 (4 groups per day)
  • Duration: one hour activity
  • Cost: $4.40 (incl GST) per student additional to general Museum entry
  • Available: Monday to Wednesday during term time.)

Education Resource Kit


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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