Introduction to Evidence Collection Forensic Science | No prep!

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This resource is a perfect introduction to basic evidence collection in your Forensic Science class - in a fun way! Easy, no prep for in class or distance learning! 

Students are free to explore a free online interactive to find pieces of evidence, and then use the evidence to solve a murder case! Along the way, the interactive gives detail about how each type of evidence is collected. Students fill in their student sheet with important information about evidence collection, as well as how each piece connects to the case.

Resource includes:

  • Student response sheet (front and back)
  • Full answer key
  • Google Slides - 11 slides that introduce the activity and then go into detail about each type of evidence to reinforce and answer questions
  • Google Form - 10 multiple choice questions, used to review and assess what your students have learned!
  • Teacher Guide - tips and how-tos

The interactive provides an overview of the proper way to collect each type of evidence - twelve total! For example:

  • Proper collection of blood (Into a paper bag! No plastic!)
  • Casting a footprint
  • Collecting paint chips, hair, and fibers
  • Dusting for fingerprints
  • Using clues on the body to determine time of death and type of weapon used

Click HERE to check out the FREE online interactive that goes with this resource - be sure it works on your school servers!

The Student Sheet asks students to take notes on proper collection methods, and how each piece of evidence connects the suspect to the crime they are trying to solve.

At the end, the cules support two possible suspects! In class, we take the opportunity to have a bit of a debate - which clues are stronger? Which suspect is more likely the murderer? 

This leads to an even deeper discussion about wrongful conviction, what if the clues point to the wrong person? What happens if they go to jail - to death row? Does this happen often? It is a great conversation! 

The whole resource is editable! 

This resource is part of the Unit 1: Forensics Basics! Here is the full list of the whole Unit!

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