Sct 11: End of Unit Forensics “Test”

A guest post from Sarah Bretherton, a VSB science teacher.

The students went to the crime scene in groups and had to stay on the other side of the police tape.

Having already reviewed the story of the crime, the students had to observe the room and decide what evidence they wanted analyzed.  They compiled a list of objects and described what they wanted them tested for.  For example, the glass cup should be checked for fingerprints.

They were given any evidence that they found that went with the Death on Denman case file that was shared last year.

NOTE: The students really enjoyed the crime scene and have suggested some ways that we can make it more interactive next year!

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About J Martens

Educator living and working in Vancouver BC Learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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2 Responses to Sct 11: End of Unit Forensics “Test”

  1. phansenvsb says:

    Very cool idea- wish my daughter had a creative science teacher like that !

    Pamela Hansen LD / Literacy Consultant Vancouver School Board

  2. I’d really like to do this too, it sounds fun. Do you have any tips or suggestions (from teachers or students)? I’m all ears for any information that you’d like to share!

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