Bundle and Save with this set of Forensic Science Projects! Projects topics include Forensics Careers, True Crime reading, Processing a Crime Scene, DNA Evidence, Explosives, and a culminating project for students to create their own miniature crime scene. A wide range of project styles: research projects, a video project, literature and modeling! Projects for groups, pairs and individuals!
All projects include full instructions, Teaching Guide, and Rubrics!
This bundle includes of the forensic science projects that are offered by Science of Curiosity! If any additional projects are added to the store, they will be included in this project. No extra charge to teachers who have already purchased the product!
**NOTE – this is not a growing bundle, I do not know if there will be more projects added to the store, but you never know the future! Price of this bundle is based on just these current products.
All time estimates below are how long the projects take in my classroom with an 85 minute class period for five days a week (Block schedule).
This is a quick, easy Forensic Science project for your students. NO PREP! It offers the freedom to choose a topic of interest that may end up being a career choice for them down the road!
Students choose a Forensic Science Career from a list of 28 unique careers. They then follow the provided 100 point rubric to create a one page Google Slide digital poster.
This project is best done by individuals. It can be completed in a day or two, plus time for showing off the posters.
The goal of this Forensic Science Project is for students to read a True Crime book and then give a presentation about the case in their book. A great way to increase literacy in your Forensic Science class!
My students love this project – even ones who do not typically enjoy reading can really get into their book when it is about a true crime!
This project is done individually. It is designed to be completed over the span of several weeks to months (a whole semester even!) working just 15-20 minutes a day.
This Forensics Crime Scene Video Project is a fun, creative way for students to demonstrate their learning of how to process a crime scene, document evidence, and collect evidence. Student groups will first create a Crime Scene. Then they take on the roles of CSI experts! Their goal is to create a How-To video, as if teaching new CSI students how to properly process a crime scene.
This project is done in groups of 4-5. It takes a week to complete, plus time to show off their videos.
This Forensics Project demonstrates the power of DNA testing as evidence. It will give students the chance to learn about the work of the Innocence Project: a non-profit group that helps people who have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Most of the exonerations are due to post-conviction DNA testing, which was not available at the time of the trial. The Innocence Project obtains stored evidence from the case and, if possible, tests for DNA. If the DNA does not match the convicted individual – they must be innocent!
Students will use the information from the Innocence Project website to learn about their given topic, the strategies for preventing wrongful convictions per their topic, and one actual Case of a person who was wrongfully convicted due to their topic. Students will create a Google Slide presentation with all of this information, and share it with the class.
This project is done in pairs or groups of three. It takes a day or two to complete, plus time for presentations.
Teach your students Forensics Explosive Evidence with this fully digital resource! Students learn about explosives and five different types of bombs, while recording what they learn in their guided notes. They will then do a research presentation about a chosen bombing event.
This project is done in pairs or groups of three. It takes three or so days to complete (including the learning part with notes), plus time for presentations!
This is my absolute favorite project! My students always get really into it and come up with amazing work.
The rubric requires students to come up with a ‘true crime’ story. They then create a mini-murder scene as it would have looked if their crime happened. They must then write a description of their crime scene as a CSI would describe it when they first arrive. The scene must be sketched with evidence, the evidence photographed, and documented as either class or individual, and an autopsy report completed.
All evidence and information must be presented in the form of a PowerPoint. This way other classmates can fully appreciate the crime scene. The rubric also requires that the body show evidence of time and manner of death.
This project is done in pairs or as individuals. It takes about two weeks to complete, plus time to show off their projects.
Click HERE to see the full Pacing Guide and know how these resources fit into the whole Forensic Science Curriculum.