# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 2098081619

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Differentiate between a male skeleton and a female skeleton.


Differentiation should focus on the following:
  • Pelvis—wider in females
  • Skull—jaw is rounder in females, squarer in males; males also have a larger mastoid process, temporal line, supra-orbital border, and the nuchal crest is rough and bumpy
  • Long bones—longer in males

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are the bones of the skull and pelvis so significant in determining whether a skeleton is male or female?
  • What kinds of physical activity can affect the appearance of bones of the body?
  • Why are male bones more rough and bumpy?

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  2. maintenance of homeostasis;
  3. how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
  4. human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
  5. how viruses compare with organisms; and
  6. evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

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