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Forensics Basics: Evidence Collection Activity | No prep!

This is a perfect introduction to basic evidence collection in your Forensic Science class – in a fun, immersive way! Easy, 100% No Prep! 



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This is a perfect introduction to basic evidence collection in your Forensic Science class – in a fun, immersive way! Easy, 100% No Prep!

Who killed Clara Carter? Students explore four crime scenes in the provided Google Slide deck. They search for clues and items of evidence. Nineteen items total!

Once they click on an item of evidence, a new window pops up that explains how the evidence is collected. The Student Sheet asks students to take notes on proper collection methods, and how each piece of evidence relates to the suspects.

The activity provides an overview of the proper way to collect each type of evidence –

  • Blood / body fluids
  • Trace evidence (hair, fiber, soil, etc)
  • Fingerprints
  • Ballistics
  • Impressions
  • Arson evidence
  • Documents

Evidence Collection resource includes:

  • Student response / notes sheet
  • Full answer key
  • Google Slides – sixteen slides
  • Google Form – 10 multiple choice questions, used to review and assess what your students have learned!
  • Teacher Guide

Who killed Clara? Was it her ex-husband Colton? Or new boyfriend Frederick? After collecting all of the evidence, and reading statements from four witnesses, your students will be ready to solve the case!

Click here to see a preview of the Evidence Collection Activity.

Five Stars!

Here are what some happy teachers are saying about the Evidence Collection Activity:

This is GREAT! My students LOVED doing the mystery.            – Claudia W.         February 16, 2021

This was the perfect resource to wrap up my Types of Evidence and Evidence Collection Unit. My students enjoyed solving the mystery and learned a lot about how Forensic Scientists collect evidence.          – Conyers M.       January 20, 2021

My students found the mystery interesting and for the most part independently navigated their way through the assignment.        – Jessica K.       September 18, 2020

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