Crime Scenarios Teacher Resources
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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
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
High schoolers examine a crime scene and photograph evidence. In this forensics digital photography lesson, students recognize the correct procedures for filming a crime scene. High schoolers document evidence and keep a log of the necessary information to log the evidence in.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
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
New Review Blood Spatter: Bloodstain Analysis Experiments
It may be gruesome but somebody's got to do it! Young forensic scientists get a feel for what the job entails as they study blood spatter in seven experimental activites. They examine how spatter can be changed by release height, surface, direction, angle of impact, force, and origin.
10th - 12th Science
Up for the Challenge?
A general engineering quiz can be given at the beginning of your engineering or technology unit to stimulate interest. A wide variety of topics are touched by engineers, including the medical industry, energy production, building design, and crime scene investigation.
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
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
Students investigate crime scene scenarios to meet standards. In this crime scene scenario activity, 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
Who Did It?
Students 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
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 English Language Arts
Students study the process of DNA Fingerprinting and how DNA Fingerprinting is used in solving crimes. They examine a crime scenario that involves collecting DNA Fingerprinting information from blood collected at the crime scene. They analyze electrophoresis results from three suspects and the crime scene blood DNA to determine who committed the crime.
9th - 12th Science
"Clothing" French Intelligence Preference Lesson
Middle and high school pupils write about three scenarios using the proper French vocabulary. They develop a fashion show, a clothing store, and a crime scene using only French vocabulary. They draw and label five outfits and present a fashion show.
5th - 10th Languages
A Link for the Missing - DNA “Fingerprinting”
Viewers of this video find out how DNA profiling is helping to solve crime, especially when missing children are involved. Afterward, they visit an interactive website where they simulate the creating of a DNA fingerprint to solve the mystery of which sister licked the hologram off of Jimmy's lollypop!
8 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science