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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Sci High
An introduction to forensic science for children aged 8 to 12

Sci-High Forensics are delivering CSI Whodunit Forensic Science workshops throughout the academic year 2021-2022. Full-day and half-day workshops for up to 50 students who are challenged to solve a crime at the school using a wide range of forensic techniques. There is also a role-play courtroom trial in which the forensic evidence is presented. The workshops are tailored for a wide range of age groups in primary, secondary, prep and senior independent schools.

The workshops are presented by degree-qualified professionals and have great science and loads of fun. Students find out how a crime scene is examined professionally. They carry out a range of scientific practical including fingerprints, DNA interpretation, shoemarks, chromatography, documents and mobile phones. The Whodunit storyline has amazing twists and turns.

The workshops also relate to careers, aspiration, team work, criminal justice and British values.

We have a new delivery protocol including Covid-specific measures and we strictly follow any and all precautions that schools are following.

We are taking bookings for the whole of the academic year to July 2022. For more information, please contact us using the form below. 07717 822078

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