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Ballistics Trajectory Notes and Activity: Digital and Hands-On

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.

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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!

 

Digital Activity:

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.

 

Hands-On Activity:

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!

Click to see a preview of the Ballistics Trajectory Notes and Activity.

Five Stars!

Here are what some Happy Teachers have to say about this Ballistics Trajectory Notes and Activity in our Teachers Pay Teachers store:

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

 

 

The Ballistics Bundle has everything you need to teach Forensic Firearm Evidence! The bundle includes interactive Google Slides, guided notes, sets of review questions, digital activities, a hands-on activity, two case studies and an assessment. Many of the resources can be completed by students independently, no direct instruction required. All parts, except for the hands-on activity, are no-prep and ready to go!
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