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Bag of Bones Activity
Cartoon drawing of a boy looking at a model of a life-size human skeleton

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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8

Students test bone density using plastic snack bags, corn puff cereal and a heavy book. They apply the scientific method to determine degrees of bone loss and learn why healthy bones are important in space and on Earth.

Bag of Bones Activity [165KB PDF file]