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



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8


Life Science, Mathematics, Health and Nutrition, Humans, Living and Working in Space, Space Biology, Problem Solving


Lesson Plans / Activities

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]