Years 7 - 10

This program introduces students to the role of forensic science in police investigations. 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 the police investigation.

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 on (03) 9247 - 5304.

Cost: Free (Gold Coin Donations Welcome)
Days: Every Tuesday

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we are booked out for the remainder of 2017 for this program. However, we are taking bookings for next year.

VELS Curriculum Links

Domain Dimension
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
  Evaluating Communicating

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