Is your primary school carrying out themed work or a project on forensic science? It’s a powerful way of introducing a range of scientific principles to the pupils and showing how science is used in the real world. There are lots of opportunities for practical work and role-play around simulated crime scenarios.

The book ‘How to be a Forensic Scientist’ by top forensics educator and former forensic scientist Simon Shawcross is packed with information and practical ideas that can be fitted in to suit your project. It deals in a very accessible way with how work at crime scenes is carried out, and all the major evidence types including fingerprints, DNA, footwear marks and mobile phones. There are sections on maths in forensic science, writing reports, and how forensic scientists give evidence in court.

The book helps schools to tailor projects to their own requirements – you can dip into it for information about different evidence types and ideas for practical – and link the projects to literacy and numeracy. Forensic Science is of equal interest to girls and boys and can show them how practical work and scientific ideas go together to produce powerful outcomes.

A teacher reviewer said: ‘This book is a great resource for any Primary classroom teacher who is looking for a creative way to teach science in context. The book can be worked through or dipped into at various points, and has questions, scenarios and explanations from everything from examining a crime scene, looking for fingerprints, maths in forensic science and interpreting evidence as well and many other things. Really great for a half termly project and can be applied across the curriculum, and ideas can be adapted in lots of different ways. Great to get kids engaged in forensic science!’

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An introduction to forensic science for children aged 8 to 12

For students starting BTEC Level 3 Forensic Science programmes in 2021, the book Crime Scene Investigation by top forensic science educator and former professional forensic scientist Simon Shawcrossprovides a wealth of easily accessible information. The book is a great aid to students and teachers new to the topic – it’s accessible, comprehnesive and authentic.

A reviewer said ‘Fantastic reference book. The content has clearly been mapped against current teaching specifications and assessment criteria. This is very helpful for non specialist teachers and will enable the students to produce coherent and detailed work’.’

Crime scene work in a lot of detail, all major evidence types, evidence interpretation, examination record forms, court case-file preparation, data bases, rationalising techniques, quality management. Also an example of a fully formatted forensic science written statement decribing a set of examinations. Plus demonstration practical of blood patterns, DNA interpretation, shoe marks, fibres, fingerprints and hairs. To purchase the133-page Octava size paperback book from Amazon, please follow this link.

Sci-High forensics also provide event days to support the programme. An experienced forensic scientist visits your school or college to take students through a forensic crime investigation. For more details please contact us using the form below.

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Boost the quality of your students’ assignments in BTEC Level 3 Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice units and other college and school forensic science programmes! A new Crime Scene Investigation reference book provides a wealth of easily accessible information. A reviewer said ‘Fantastic reference book. The content has clearly been mapped against current teaching specifications and assessment criteria.’ Crime scene work in much detail, all major evidence types, evidence interpretation, examination record forms, court case-file and statement preparation, data bases, rationalising techniques, quality management. Written by top forensic science educator and former professional forensic scientist Simon Shawcross. Big discounts if buying multiple copies for student groups. http://www.scihigh.co.uk/workbooks. Email info@scihigh.co.uk.  Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crime-Scene…/dp/191603537X

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An authentic forensic science introductory textbook on evidence, collection and analysis