1. The program begins with an introduction to the case they will be investigating.
2. The educator review the evidence that has been found and discusses the methods scientists use for examining the evidence.
3. The children are asked to make notes on the evidence that has been found in their case file.
4. The educator leads a discussion on what conclusions can be drawn for the evidence they have analyzed.
5. If time allows, we take questions.
- explore the science related to forensic analysis techniques used in crime investigations
- have students use their analytical and critical thinking skills and apply them to the evidence presented
- engage students in a discussion of relevant and misleading evidence
- develop an understanding of how science can be used in practical applications
PS1A 3-5 -- Sturcture and Properties of matter
PS1A 6-8 -- Sturcture and Propertiesof matter
New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
MS-PS1-8 Plan and conduct an investigation to demonstrate that mixtures are combinations of substances.