Years 8 to 10
During the first half of the program, students will learn about different scientific techniques commonly used to investigate and solve crimes. They will also discuss several Australian cases where particular forensic techniques were crucial to police investigations.
In the second half of the program the class will examine their own crime scene. They will be asked to examine a murder scene, where the body of a young man has been found partially buried in a bush location. After viewing the crime scene, students will be split into four groups. Each group will be given a box of evidence and a key question they must answer using their evidence. At the conclusion of the program the class will come back together and one person from each group will present their findings.
Please note: The forensic display used in this program is graphic and has been deliberately made to be as realistic as possible for learning purposes. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact the Museum.
Cost: Free - gold coin donations welcome
Days: Every Tuesday
Bookings for 2018 are filling up quickly. Contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
VELS Curriculum links
|Science||Science at work|
|Communication||Listening, viewing, responding, presenting|
|Inter-personal development||Working in teams|
Australian Curriculum links - science
|Science as a human endeavour||Science inquiry skills|
|Use and influence of science||Planning and conducting|
|Nature and development of science||Processing and analysing data information|
Reviewed 29 January 2021