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Whale bones
Observations A reconstruction of an entire whale using its bones.
Explanations Vertebrates, or animals that have a skeletal structure for body support, leave bones behind after their death. These bones can be placed together to recreate the skeletal frame of that animal. Bones can be examined to determine what animal the bones came from.
California Standards Diverse life forms
National Standards Characteristics of living things
Related NSF Exemplary Curriculum Animal studies
BioKIDS species diversity
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Things animals leave behind

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This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0127164 to California State University Fullerton. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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