The Google Form contains 25 multiple choice questions to gage student understanding of the basics of Forensic Science. It is completely editable, so feel free to change anything to best fit your class!
The Forensics Basics Assessment includes:
- How to properly collect different types of evidence
- Forensic Photography
- How to sketch a crime scene
- Categories of evidence (Individual vs Class, Direct vs Circumstantial)
- How to process a crime scene
The Form is currently set up so that students do not get their scores back right away, but only after you release them later when you are ready. This provides the chance for you to go over the questions, or be sure everyone has taken the assessment before the scores and answers are made available. These settings can be changed by clicking on the cog icon in the top right corner!
It may also be helpful to print out copies of the assessment for students who would rather complete the work on paper. This is easy to do! Click the three little dots in the upper right corner of the Form, then click ‘Print!’.
All of the questions follow along and come from the Unit 1 Forensics Basics resources available from Science of Curiosity:
- Crime Scene Processing: Teach your Forensics students the basics for how to secure and process a crime scene
- Evidence Collection: Students access a fun online Interactive crime scene and learn how to collect different types of evidence
- Learn to Sketch a Crime Scene: Fully digital, or for class, students learn the basics of how to create a crime scene sketch and are given two chances to practice their skills
- Forensic Photography:How to photograph a crime scene, learn and practice!
- Class vs. Individual Evidence: A fun, digital (or paper!) activity that teachers students how to identify the difference between Class and Individual forensic evidence
- Direct vs Circumstantial Evidence: Students learn the difference, and discover the unreliability of eyewitness testimony
- Crime Scene Processing Video Project: Students take on the role of CSI experts and apply all of their knowledge to making a Crime Scene Processing How-To video