Forensic Science workshop
Posted on September 10, 2018 | By cbutlerwoolsery | 12 responses
Today, Ashmansworthy class were very lucky to have Ruth from Sciencedipidy to teach us some forensic science techniques. When we arrived in school, we were faced with a crime scene in the yurt. A piggy bank had been broken and there was the outline of a body on the floor. There were various clues that we had to analyse in order to find the culprit.
We did an analysis on the fingerprints to match it to one of the suspects; we analysed a blood sample to find their blood group; the white powder which was left behind was tested to find out its chemical make up; and finally we extracted DNA. We narrowed it down to one of the suspects, Lou Lou, whose profile matched all the evidence.
The children really enjoyed the challenge of learning complex scientific techniques and now have a much better understanding of how forensic scientists use evidence to help solve crimes.