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CSI Forensics Lab

CSI Forensics Lab

Evaluate the clues to determine the criminal! Can your students be super sleuths?

Crime scene investigation in your science class!

This forensic science workshop is designed to intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama. Highly engaging, even for teachers! Your primary students work in groups finding clues via:

  • Fingerprinting and blood typing
  • Facial reconstruction through computer and real models
  • Hair and fibre analysis
  • Fluorescence of oils and DNA comparisons
  • Latent image detection, chromatography and shoe impression casting
  • Evidence collection and more…

Time is also spent discussing why crime scenes are isolated from the public, why certain evidence is more valuable than others and why a clear chain of evidence is needed from the crime scene to the eventual court case.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050).

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066).

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068).

Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217).

Students plan investigations by:

working collaboratively and individually, to suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS054, ACSIS065).

suggesting appropriate materials, tools and equipment they could use in conducting their investigations and recording their findings, identifying appropriate safety rules.

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content A student:

ST2-1WS-S
questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T
selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-1WS-S
plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T
plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions including consideration of the elements of fair tests (VCSIS066)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

Use a range of methods including tables and column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (VCSIS069)

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (VCSIS070)

Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (VCSIS071)

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language (VCSIS072)

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks (VCSIS083)

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (VCSIS086)

Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (VCSIS087)

Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)

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We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Activities

Blood
testing

Which fake blood clumps the same? Blood types matter...

Footprint
comparison

Which suspect was outside the scene of the crime?

Dental
casts

Can you match the evidence to the right suspect?

DNA

Who left a trace behind?

Latent
imagery

Oblique lighting can pick up traces of evidence...

Soil pH
testing

Soils ain't soils!

Digital
microscopy

Hair & fibre analysis

Crime scene
simulation

Discussion of how the chain of evidence makes it to court

Fingerprinting

Fingerprints can be a calling card...

Oil
fluorescence

Different chemicals can glow differently under UV light...a clue perhaps!

forensics soil testing using pH indicator

Feedback on this forensic science incursion

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students

Access to at least 2 electrical power sockets with a wide floor space

10 tables around the edge of the room

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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Cost

$420 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop

$490 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $490 inc. GST per day

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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