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Activity: Measuring bones to predict height

Your bones tell a lot about your body. Archaeologists and forensic scientists study bones to estimate a person's height, build, and age. This data is helpful in learning about ancient people and in solving crimes. The lengths of major bones such as the humerus, radius, or tibia can be substituted into formulas to find a person's height.

In this project, you will collect data about bones from your classmates. You will use formulas to analyse the data and predict heights. Then you will organise and display your results using a spreadsheet and graphs.

Download the Excel spreadsheet below and complete tasks 1-7.

Activity_Measuring bones to predict height (Excel, 445 KB)

Last updated November 18, 2010