Crime Scenarios Teacher Resources
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Crime Scene Documentation
Students become forensic investigators. In this crime scene lesson plan, students go to the science lab which is the "scene of the crime." They collect evidence such as fingerprints, "blood" evidence, chromatography, footprints, and more.
7th - 8th Math 21 Views 81 Downloads
Students investigate crime scene scenarios to meet standards. In this crime scene scenario lesson, students gather background information during the first week. They investigate topics such as mammals, genetics, bacteria, or fungi. They make podcasts with their information.
Pre-K - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 39 Downloads
Lab sheets for three different crime scene investigation activities are tucked into this resource. In the first activity, inquisitors examine a variety of fibers, including the fiber found at "the crime scene," under ultraviolet light. In the second, they hold each near a flame to observe the reaction.
7th - 8th Science 8 Views 19 Downloads
Lipstick Chromatography/Ink Chromatography
Junior crime scene investigators are instructed in two different chromatography exercises. For female suspects, they separate and compare lipstick pigments. For male suspects, they separate and compare ink samples. A data sheet is provided for the lipstick observations, but not for the ink.
4th - 7th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
Students examine a crime scene and photograph evidence. In this forensics digital photography lesson plan, students recognize the correct procedures for filming a crime scene. Students document evidence and keep a log of the necessary information to log the evidence in.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 46 Downloads
The Crittenden Conway Duel
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this primary and secondary source lesson, students investigate a crime scene. Students search for evidence around the classroom and evaluate their findings. Students write a crime report with specific examples and present their ideas to the class.
5th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Crime Scene Investigation - Biology Teaching Thesis
High schoolers explore the different blood types, and are introduced to new knowledge through a crime scene simulated activity. They explore the genetics of blood types, and are introduced to immunology/diseases.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 67 Downloads
If there is one word in all the English language that gets me pumped, it's forensics. Young super sleuths and spies will love investigating the invisible ink used to write a secret message, considering and categorizing fingerprints, and using paper chromatography to separate mixtures composed of different pigments.
5th - 8th Science 23 Views 37 Downloads
Hairy Evidence! Hair Identification
Provide a mystery hair and a set of reference hair samples for middle school investigators to place on a slide and examine under a microscope. Materials and procedures are detailed on the first page, while a data table for drawing what learners view is on the second.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson One: Lifting Latent Fingerprints
Crime scene investigators practice collecting fingerprints off of surfaces in order to compare them to an imaginary crime suspect's prints. Instructions for using graphite powder and a Zephyr brush to collect the evidence are outlined. Index cards for recording information and drawing the fingerprints are included.
7th - 9th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
Who Did It?
Middle schoolers explore how forensic science is used in criminal investigations. They learn that for the next few days that are going to try to solve a crime that took place in the classroom. Students are given a story to read about the crime and are shown the plastic bag of evidence.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 56 Downloads
Who Killed the Flowers?
This could be really good, or it could be really bad! The crime to be solved is, "Who went pee in the flowerpot?" Given four imitation urine samples, young chemists or crime scene investigators perform pH, glucose, and turbidity tests to uncover the perpetrator.
7th - 12th Science 17 Views 19 Downloads