The aim of this unit is to enable learners to use a variety of scientific processes to analyse evidence gathered from a crime scene. The fascination with crime and how science can be used to solve crimes continues to grow, and many learners are interested in the techniques that are used within the area of forensic science. As forensic science is the application of scientific methods and processes used for the purpose of the law it is an ideal way to demonstrate applied science. Learners will have the opportunity to role play the part of a investigating officer at a crime scene and a forensic scientist in the laboratory. Learners will also develop an understanding of the various job roles within the forensic science industry. The techniques studied however have very many applications and offer opportunities for learners to develop practical and analytical skills that are useful and applicable to many sectors of the science industry.
Supporting documents with this unit will help you with the organisation of teaching this unit with your class. These supporting documents include clues, evidence, charts to track evidence found in each group, self and peer evaluation, etc. Enjoy!