School Level


FORENSIC SCIENCE FOR KIDS

 

Does your child love detective stories, watch crime scene investigation (CSI) shows, or dream of being a forensic expert someday?  This course offers varieties of Crime scene investigation and forensic fun activities for kids (6 to 12 years) and teenagers (13 to 17 years). This is the best platform for shaping your detective skills and comprehensive knowledge. Mysteries and hands-on sleuthing experiences can build important critical thinking skills.  Using crime scene activities, online lectures, forensic practicals and investigations can help your child learn skills in forensic evidence collection, observation, analysis, and problem-solving.

 

Forensic Science Lesson Plan for 6 to 12 years

 

Unit – 1

 

Crime Scene Investigation

This unit begins with a warm-up activity targeting forensic science concepts and other skills (observation, problem-solving, etc.) The challenges are in the form of PowerPoint presentations and include spot-the-differences puzzles, mini mysteries, trivia challenges, and vocabulary builders. With reference to this unit of crime scene investigation, CSI-related videos are also created for kids.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to CSI and warm-up activity 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Mini-Mystries, Trivia challenges, Puzzles 60 mins

 

Unit – 2

 

Fingerprints Basics

 

During this unit students explore the fingerprints as evidence that can be found at a crime scene and learn how they are used to help investigators.  Students learn how to identify the different fingerprint patterns as well as other details that help investigators. They are able to practice making and lifting prints and are challenged to match unknown and known in the Fingerprint Challenge. The forensic practicals sessions are introduced in which students able to learn how to collect, lift and develop fingerprints using ink pads, black and fluorescent powders, other materials.

 

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to Fingerprints and its types and its importance in crime investigation 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Fingerprint Development on different surfaces, collection and lifting of fingerprints 60mins

 

Unit – 3

 

Chromatography in Crime Investigation

 

In this unit, students learn about the use of chromatography in crime investigations and use paper chromatography to test black markers. In practical sessions, tested markers are used to create a Mystery Pen challenge. The students test the mystery markers and compare them to the samples they previously tested. The challenge is set up as a race to see which student team can be the first to correctly identify them.

 

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to chromatography and its importance in crime investigation 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Ink Analysis

Mystery Challenge: Can you catch a culprit, just by knowing which pen is in its pocket?

60 mins

 

Unit –  4

 

Forensic Handwriting Examination

In this unit, students learn about how handwriting provide clue about a person identity. Students able to learn about forged handwriting and it’s forensic examination. As Forensic Document examiners investigate handwriting to find out if documents are forged and to determine the authenticity of a written document. In this unit, students will practice examining handwriting and see if they can match two writing samples from the same person.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to handwriting and importance of handwriting in forensic science 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Comparison of  Handwriting Samples, Examination of forgery in handwriting 60 mins

 

Unit – 5

 

Bone Forensics

 

In this course, students learn to identify the main bones in the human body as well as investigate the role of forensic experts in crime solving. Students will also able to learn about forensic sketch of a person. With reference to this unit of bone forensics, online informative videos are also created for kids.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to bone forensics 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Bone part identification and Forensic Sketch 60mins

 

Forensic Science Lesson Plan for 13 to 17 years

 

Unit – 1

 

Crime Scene Investigation

This unit begins with a warm-up activity targeting forensic science concepts and other skills (observation, problem-solving, etc.) The challenges are in the form of PowerPoint presentations and include spot-the-differences puzzles, mini mysteries, trivia challenges, and vocabulary builders. With reference to this unit of crime scene investigation, CSI-related videos are also created for students.

 

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to CSI and warm-up activity 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Mini-Mystries, Trivia challenges, Puzzles, Reconstruction of crime scene 60mins

 

Unit – 2

 

Fingerprints Basics

 

During this unit students explore the fingerprints as evidence that can be found at a crime scene and learn how they are used to help investigators.  Students learn how to identify the different fingerprint patterns as well as other details that help investigators. They are able to practice making and lifting prints and are challenged to match unknown and known in the Fingerprint Challenge. The forensic practicals sessions are introduced in which students able to learn how to collect, lift and develop fingerprints using ink pads, black and fluorescent powders, other materials.

 

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to Fingerprints and its types and its importance in crime investigation 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Fingerprint Development on different surfaces, collection and lifting of fingerprints 60mins

 

Unit – 3

 

Blood Analysis in Forensic Science

 

In this unit, students learn about the basics of blood evidence. From the composition of blood and blood types to bloodstain pattern analysis, students investigate how blood evidence can be used in a crime investigation. The practical sessions are also introduced on blood analysis and how bloodstain pattern analysis is used to reconstruct crime scene.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to Blood and its characterization, bloodstain pattern analysis in crime scene reconstruction 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Blood-Grouping, Differentiation of blood test from false – reaction tests and bloodstain pattern analysis in crime scene reconstruction 60mins

 

Unit –  4

 

Forensic Handwriting Examination

In this unit, students learn about how handwriting provide clue about a person identity. Students able to learn about forged handwriting and it’s forensic examination. As Forensic Document examiners investigate handwriting to find out if documents are forged and to determine the authenticity of a written document. In this unit, students will practice examining handwriting and see if they can match two writing samples from the same person.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to handwriting and importance of handwriting in forensic science 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Comparison of  Handwriting Samples, Examination of forgery in handwriting 60 mins

 

Unit – 5

 

Forensic Anthropology

 

In this course, students learn to identify the main bones in the human body as well as investigate the role of forensic anthropologists in crime solving. Students will also able to learn about how to face a skull. With reference to this unit of bone forensics, online informative videos are also created for students.

Theory Session Topics Duration
1 Introduction to skeleton system and forensic anthropology 30mins
Practical Session Topics Duration
2 Forensic Sketch and How to face a skull,

 

60mins