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Become a detective during this crime-busting workshop. Learn techniques including fingerprint analysis, chromatography and chemical analysis to solve a mystery.
Major Concepts To Be Explored:
- What is forensics?
- What are some different techniques that can be used to solve a crime?
- How are fingerprints analyzed?
- What is chromatography? How can it help solve a crime?
- How can different solids and liquids be analyzed as evidence?
K.P.2.1, K.P.2.2, K.E.1.1, 2.L.2.2
Goals of the Workshop:
- To introduce students to the science of forensics, and to show different ways that evidence is analyzed.
Students will be able to:
- Understand what it means to do “forensics” work
- Identify fingerprints
- Understand what chromatography is, and how it can help solve a crime
- Understand how to analyze different solids and liquids as evidence
Methods and Activities:
- Students will learn about the different types of forensic science.
- Students will analyze fingerprints.
- Students will perform chromatography experiments.
- Students will analyze “mystery” solids and liquids.
Forensics, Crime Scene, Fingerprint Analysis, Chromatography, Chemical Analysis
- Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
- Large room with tables for students to work in small groups (approx. 2-4 students/group).
- Access to water.
- Access to electricity.
- Approximate set-up time is 30 min.
- 15 min needed between sessions to clean-up and restock stations.
- Approximate clean-up time is 30 min.
- Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Grades K - 2
- Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
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- Maximum 25 students
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