Crime Scene Investigators
Grades 3 – 6
Explore the basics of forensic science with a first hand look at what goes on behind an investigation. Students learn how the scientific method guides the work of forensic scientists by observing and gathering data, and predicting or hypothesizing an outcome. They learn about Locard's Principal of Exchange, the principal upon which all evidence collection is based. If your students have ever wondered what it's like to analyze evidence under a microscope, now's their chance! From fingerprint analysis to scientific evidence testing, students will walk away understanding more about what goes on behind the caution tape.
Meets the following Indiana Academic Standards
Science: 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.4.1, 4.1.3, 4.1.5, 4.4.2, 5.2.4, 5.4.4, 6.1.2, 6.1.3
Language Arts: 3.7.3, 3.7.16, 4.7.1, 5.7.1, 6.7.15
Math: 3.6.1, 4.7.1, 5.7.1, 6.7.1
Visual Arts: 4.1.2