Crime Scene Investigation Activity

A plan which contains all of the instructions, and the resources to set up a crime scene in your classroom. The only thing missing is for you to include the samples from your own crime scene (as this was how I organised the original lesson - with children genuinely ‘detecting’ the crime. However, I have added fingerprint samples, and crime scene photos for a quicker turnaround!

I have used this several times, very successfully, both as a WOW topic starter, as science investigation, and even, once as a BIG writing hook.

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Created: Oct 23, 2016

Updated: Apr 21, 2019


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