Your local cemetery may be an excellent field trip site. For example, I use wooded Timber Creek Cemetery for the following study. Each student collects data from nine different headstones and also plots the location of the same grave markers on a map. The student records the name and sex of the deceased, epitaph and/ or heritage, cause of death if recorded, the condition of the headstone, the kind of rock it is, and anything unique about it.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1975 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hungerford, James J.
"Length of Life: A Study in Demography,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol12/iss1/3