We love teaching forensic science. It’s just plain fun! You can turn your classroom into a crime scene, encourage your students to play detective, gather evidence, figure out whodunits… and learn valuable science and reasoning skills at the same time.
We found many awesome free forensic science ideas on the web. It’s impossible to list them all, but Cyberbee’s The Case of the Barefoot Burglar was one of our favorites. Rice University’s CSI Web Adventures website has excellent interactive activities as well. Check them out!
The eight-page lesson below, from DiscoveryEducation.com, is a well-crafted middle school class activity with optional extensions. We think your students will enjoy it.
If you come across a forensics lesson you think other teachers would enjoy, please share it with us in the Comments section below!
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