Grave School Lessons

Forensic anthropologists study the process of human decomposition at Western Carolina University’s Forensic Osteological Research Station to understand and solve real-life situations, including murder and mishaps, to learn how a person died and what happened to their remains.

NGSS Performance Expectation: 
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers and the environment.

NC Essential Science Standard
: Summarize the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Post Viewing Activity
: Diagram the chain of producers, consumers, and decomposers you would expect to see at the Forensic Osteological Research Station.

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