Crime Investigators STEM Class - Choose from 2 Themes

by  Long Island Science Center

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Choose either Crime Lab or Crime Scene Investigators.  Crime Lab concentrates on methods forensic scientists use to identify suspects including fingerprint analysis, chromatography, and footprint identification.  Crime Scene Investigators concentrates on collection and comparison of evidence including soil analysis, hair follicle comparison, and determining the importance of items found. 

Crime Lab: Participants investigate a the evidence recovered from a crime scene using techniques of fingerprinting, chromatography, and various clues. The goal is to solve the crime of the missing Madagascar hissing roaches. An exciting and challenging experience. Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
Crime Scene Investigators: Search the scene for clues, analyze your findings, and interpret the evidence to identify a suspect. Recommended for 5th grade and up.

All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This CSI program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. The Crime Lab program can be done with an optional kit. If the school opts to provide the materials for the chromatography
experiment and fingerprinting, the class can be booked for $195 for the first session and $175 for each additional on the same day. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


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

Standards Alignment

National Standards

PS1A 3-5 -- Sturcture and Properties of matter
PS1A 6-8 -- Sturcture and Propertiesof matter

State Standards

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.