WHO STOLE THE FARMERS VEG?

FIND THE EVIDENCE. IDENTIFY THE CULPRIT.

INTRODUCTION

The ‘Who Stole the Farmers Veg’ interactive exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to engage hands-on with science and technology as they explore and analyse evidence to solve an age appropriate crime using real life forensic techniques.

The exhibition was designed in collaboration with experts from education and crime investigation backgrounds, it is suitable for families with children aged 3+ and the average time spent at the exhibit is approximately 1 hour.

The scene is set – the farmer has woken to find his prize vegetables are missing. Where can they be? Who can have taken them? Visitors are tasked with solving the mystery.

FORMAT

At the heart of the exhibition is the crime scene surrounded by interactive workstations. Visitors are invited to don lab coats before visiting the scene and commencing their investigation. They are then tasked with analysing the evidence at up to 9 workstations. 

Each workstation introduces the visitor to various elements of crime scene investigation including casting a paw print to take home, developing and matching a boot print, examining animal hair under a microscope and identifying soil samples plus much more.

Visitors can work as individual investigators or in families/groups as an investigation team. This exhibition provides opportunities to develop science knowledge, problem solving and dexterity.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTIONS & WORKSTATIONS

On entry visitors are provided with a detective crime report to complete and to assist collate evidence as they journey through the hands-on workstations.

Visitors negotiate the workstations at their own pace learning through experimentation, watching and copying, as well as advising each other and cooperating. At each station they collect evidence that ultimately leads to the identity of the criminal.

Staff from Think Forensic are on hand to help and advise when needed. They are also able to answer any questions asked. 

  • Station 1 – The Crime Scene and Lab Coats

  • Station 2 – Pawprint Casting & Identification

  • Station 3 – Bootprint Developing & Identification

  • Station 4 – Animal Hair Analysis – Digital Microscope

  • Station 5 – Facial Composite Pictures – Digital

  • Station 6 – Facial Composite Pictures – Analogue

  • Station 7 – Comparing Soil Samples

  • Station 8 – Mugshot Wall

  • Station 9 – Fingerprint Rolling & Identification

HOW IT WORKS

Our support includes delivery/return, set up/break down and instructions for your staff or volunteers, alternatively you can hire our expert staff to run it for you. Our staff are crime investigation experts who will be able to answer questions around forensics and crime investigation.

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COST

The above outline can be adapted to suit budgets. Modules can be removed, and we can provide an accurate costing once we have an understanding of how many activities will be included, however prices start at £750 plus VAT per event. 

 

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