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Smell That? It’s Forensic Entomology At The Body Farm

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Subject Science — Biology
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity
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A forensic scientist enters a crime scene and sees some flies, maggots, and a few beetles on and around a dead body. She immediately begins collecting them. Why? Because these insects can help investigators solve crimes!

In this activity, you will create your own mini-body farm to attract insects to a “corpse” (in this case, a piece of meat). Over the course of a week, you will observe the number and types of insects that arrive at your corpse. You’ll use that data to explore how crime scene conditions affect the decomposition of a corpse.

Teachers, to reach the full resource on Science Friday's website click here.https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/forensic-entomology-body-farm/

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Forensic-Entomologists-Hunt-Down-Insects-to-Help-Catch-Criminals-Excerpt-Transcript.pdf
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