Learn Firearms evidence with these Ballistics Trajectory Notes and Activity! Your students will learn how to determine bullet trajectory by analyzing bullet holes. Guided Notes and Interactive Google Slides provide ways for students to practice new skills as they go! Resource includes a digital activity and hands on activity.
Students complete the Guided Notes by working through the 20 Interactive Google Slides. Slides keep students engaged by asking them to…
- Drag and drop items
- Answer questions
- Label images
- Click links to short video clips and photographs
- Use a digital ruler and digital protractor
Students will learn how to measure the height and width of a bullet hole and calculate the trajectory angle. All instructions and examples are on the Google Slides!
Full key included for the Slides and the Guided Notes!
Once they practice measuring and calculating a few known bullet hole trajectories, students are challenged with a crime scene! They will measure and calculate the angle of four bullet holes in the crime scene and use a digital protractor to find the point of origin – the place the shooter was standing.
Then bring the crime scene to them in real life! Use the provided bullet hole images to set up your own scenes and have students find the point of origin in your classroom! Full instructions are provided in the Teaching Guide to easily set up the scene for your students. So fun!
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Students really enjoyed this activity. Asked if we could do something similar again. Really aligned well with the other activities we did and was easy to use. – Jada B. March 1, 2022