Unit Plan

Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

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Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height analysis, forensic entomology, DNA fingerprinting, and more. The resource includes multiple assessment types, how to organize a crime investigation, and an engaging mock trial.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Set up the unit as a crime scene where students learn forensic skills as they analyze the scene
  • As an alternative, teach students forensic skills and have them set up a crime scene as a final project
Classroom Considerations
  • Ideally, the crime scene must be kept in place for an extended period of time; an empty classroom or unused closet works best
  • Comes with crime scene setup including diagrams, evidence, and victim/suspect biographies
  • Contains extension ideas for multiple learning styles
  • Online resources are high quality
  • None
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