Forensic Footwear Impression Evidence: Notes + Activities + Review

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Science of Curiosity
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Great resource for distance learners! Allowed me to keep doing my thing with my in person students and still give them engaging activities at home
Excellent resource to guide my students through understanding the evidence collected from shoe prints! Thank you!
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Teach your students the value of Forensic Footwear Impression Evidence! This resource is NO PREP. It can be completed by students independently, be teacher led, or a combination of both!

Interactive Google Slides keep students engaged by asking them to drag and drop objects, label images, watch short YouTube video clips, sort answers and type answers!

Students will...

  • Learn the importance of footwear evidence to an investigation
  • Identify the class and individual evidence provided by footwear impressions
  • Activity! Practice using footwear impression evidence to estimate their own height with their stride length and shoe length
  • Identify accidental characteristics in a footwear impression
  • Learn the three types of impressions (Latent, 2D and 3D)
  • Learn how each type of impression is collected
  • Activity! Find and take proper photographs of 2D and 3D footwear impressions
  • Discuss the limitations of footwear evidence

The activities are designed to be done as partners (it is hard to measure your own height!) but they can be done individually. 

This resource includes:

  • Lean Forensic Footwear Impressions: 31 Interactive Google Slides 
  • KEY to Forensic Footwear Impressions slides
  • Student Guided Notes
  • Notes KEY
  • Printable activity instructions sheet: walks students through the process of measuring their own stride length and foot print length, and how to calculate their height using those values. 
  • Google Form Review Questions: Fifteen multiple choice questions, self grading, editable!

Another Forensic Footwear Resource!

Forensic Footwear Impression Evidence: Three Activities! Three Forensic Footwear Impression activities give your students a chance to practice their skills! Two digital and one hands on. Students measure impressions and calculating height, match footwear impressions to the sole pattern that made it, and make their own impression and cast!

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