Our fun, interactive, project-oriented forensic science course is designed to engage and expose kids to a truly fascinating area of Science!
Specifically, for 9-14-year olds, this 3-day course puts kids in roles of crime scene investigators as they work together examining and analysing evidence needed to solve the mystery of a broken cookie jar!
Using real laboratory techniques and materials, kids create theories about the “crime”, much as real detectives (and real scientists) use their powers of critical thinking to track down the thief.
Along the way, they practice this critical thinking, acquire new vocabulary, explore careers in forensics, and become acquainted with scientific procedures and processes they will encounter in their future science electives.
Objectives of the course include – analysis of photographs and handwriting, chromatography, comparing ink samples, examining toxicology, study of properties of fibre, hair follicle analysis, pollen analysis, blood analysis and DNA analysis
By the end of this course, our budding Forensic Scientists would have solved a mystery and have a fascinating insight into the world Forensics analysis.
The key outcomes of this course include:
This interesting, fun, and hands-on STEAM course compliments the Earth and Space Science strand and Physical Science strand of the National Science Curriculum. As students make their own artistic designs, this course also complements the Visual Arts strand of the Australian Arts Curriculum.