Teach your Forensic Science students the basics of Forensic Photography. Not just notes – hands on practice! Assignment guides students to take a total of six different crime scene photographs of ‘evidence’ (their choice) and to create two photo written records.
Topics include the importance of Crime Scene Photography, what types of photographs to take at a crime scene, how to make a written record of a photograph, and how to use oblique lighting.
The resource was purposefully designed to be flexible, able to be used in the classroom or for distance learning if necessary.
Crime Scene Photography Resource contains:
Detailed Teacher Guide: instructions for how to best use the resource and taylor it to your classroom.
The Teacher Google Slide – 13 slides can be used in two ways:
- To lead direct instruction in class or through video
- Given to the students to use on their own (just provide them a ‘view only’ link to the Google Slide)
- – Teacher Google Slides instructs students to turn in their photos via Padlet. This is the ONLY set up for you. Instructions for how to make a Padlet are included in the detailed Teacher’s Guide – it is super easy!
Students can complete the assignment in two ways:
- Student Notes to Print – one page front and back: This is a set of notes that can be printed and completed in class. These can also be shared as a Google Doc for students to complete digitally. Use during direct instruction, or students can complete with access to the Teacher Google Slides
- Student Google Slide – 23 slides: Digital notes for students to complete. This Google Slide includes both the teaching and the student notes, as an option to be used instead of the Teacher Google Slide + Notes.
- – Student Google Slides instructs students to insert their Crime Scene photos directly into the Slides. No Padlet needed!
Eight question Google Form Review: also flexible! Sometimes I give students the review the next day, allowing them to use their notes (a good incentive to take good notes!). Sometimes they complete the Google Form Review right after taking notes, while they still have the Teacher Google Slides available in case they missed something.
The whole resource is editable!
Click here to see a preview of the Crime Scene Photography resource.
Here are what some happy teachers are saying about the Crime Scene Photography resource:
This, along with the other crime scene presentations, were absolutely wonderful to use for my Crime Scene Unit in Forensics! My students loved them, and the activities within them, and it presented the material in a thorough manner. I could not be happier with this set of presentations. My job teaching Forensics just got a whole lot easier. Thank you! – Carla W. September 15, 2020
A great supplement to my class room activities. Students loved this resource. – Megan S. December 15, 2021
This was such a fun, educational hands-on activity for my remote learners. I can’t thank you enough. – S.J. January 11, 2021