ONLINE WORKSHOPS KS3 & 4

KEY STAGE 3 & 4 ONLINE WORKSHOPS

YOUR STUDENTS ARE NEEDED URGENTLY TO SOLVE A CRIME AT THE HEART OF YOUR SCHOOL!
STOP PRESS:
“A crime has taken place at school, local crime investigators have been called away and as a result urgently require assistance from your students.”

Of course we are joking, the senario has been devised to form the basis of Think Forensic’s Crime Buster Workshop.

Sessions are hosted on line by Think Forensic’s specialist staff who are waiting to guide your students through each stage of the investigation.  Using a sterile kit, shipped out to you, together we will conduct a series of analysis to eliminate suspects and track down the culprit. The workshops are hosted online via a platform suitable for you.

Online Workshops
your session

Our workshop is an interactive hands on event aimed at stimulating an interest in science and promoting awareness around careers in Forensics and Crime Investigation.

Students are guided through the investigation of a mock crime set up within school, You will be provided with and given full instructions on how to plant the evidence relevant to the crime.

The itinerary is the same for Key Stage 3 and 4, however KS4 deals with analysis in more depth with the content adapted appropriately.

How it works

Prior to the event we contact you to discuss logistics and how the session will run. We ship out a sterile kit containing all the equipment your students need to conduct the analysis plus evidence for you to ‘plant’ at your mock crime scene. On the day we ask you to join the workshop 15 minutes prior to the session starting. Once students are settled, we take over and run the workshop virtually via a platform suitable to both of us. The equipment is distributed by you at relevant stages in the investigation. The analysis is designed to eliminate suspects and make the session interactive. Once the workshop is complete you simply box up the kit and return it to us.

workshop content

The below is only a suggested itinerary, if you wish we can add other forensic elements. Please contact us to discuss further options.

  • A visit to the crime scene – students will observe the scene and identify evidence, leading to a discussion on trace evidence, e.g. Lochard’s Principle (every contact leaves a trace), different types of evidence, roles & careers, health & safety.

  • Footwear Marks – casting and comparing footwear marks followed by a Q&A around the subject.

  • Fingerprints – developing and lifting latent fingerprints from the crime scene followed by students rolling and classifying their own fingerprint patterns.

  • Hair & Fibre – digital microscopy looking at the morphology of hair, whether it is human or animal, ethnicity etc. Plus we will also be looking at fibres and identifying their origin.

  • Entomology – establishing the time of death

  • Blood Spatter – velocity, direction of travel, point of origin, number of blows

Costs & additional information

Time Scale

Two to three hours or as agreed with the school.

cost

Please contact us for a quote.

Additional Information

Workshops are designed for 30 pupils, however If you did wish to include additional children that is possible but their would be an additional charge for resources. The crime of the day will be age appropriate.

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