Friday, January 15, 2016

Crime Lab Club

Last week 10 Year 7 and 8 pupils started the Crime Lab Club designed by a former Scotland Yard detective. It is a 6 week club that involves 5 forensic techniques with the 6th week bringing all that they have learnt together to solve a crime. Last week we looked at fingerprints, taking our own set of fingerprints, using magnifying cards to look at the patterns and identifying what patterns we have. We then put our thumbprint on a balloon before blowing it up so we could see the patterns more clearly.

This week we looked at how detectives investigate a crime scene for minute clues. The pupils collected items forensically that had been placed around the room and are writing a story to link the clues together. We then looked at several items that had been magnified by 20 times to try to identify them.

Mrs Dunster-Ashworth
St. John’s International School (Sidmouth – U.K.)

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