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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:

selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources with developing skill to enhance investigation and design tasks (UTS2.9).

conducts investigations by observing, questioning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions (INVS2.7).

conducts their own investigations and makes judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions (INVS3.7).

evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigation and design tasks (UTS3.9).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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Science Show Demonstrations

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!

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.

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop

$480 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

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

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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