Science Behind Ballistics and Firearms KitScience Behind Ballistics and Firearms Kit
Do firearms leave a fingerprint?In this lab, students will learn background information on different types of firearms, and how a ballistics expert might use that knowledge to assist in crime scene investigations.
• NGSS Physical Science DCIs PS1, PS2, PS3• Pre and post-laboratory assessments• Links to real world concepts• Estimated class/lab time required: 120 minutes over 2-4 days
Sherlock Bones: Identification of Skeletal Remains KitSherlock Bones: Identification of Skeletal Remains Kit
Is the victim a male or female?
This lab provides students with experience with the process of epiphyseal union as well as using Vernier calipers.
• NGSS Life Science DCIs LS1, and LS2.• Pre- and post-laboratory assessments• Links to a real world scenario• Estimated class/lab time required: 45-60 minutes
Simulated Blood Typing “Whodunit” KitSimulated Blood Typing “Whodunit” Kit
What Is It Like to Analyze a Crime Scene?This lab addresses several different approaches for conducting a crime scene investigation. Its scenario-based activity allows students to become detectives and determine “”whodunit”” while using Ward’s® completely safe Simulated Blood.
• NGSS Life Science DCIs LS1, LS3• Pre and post-laboratory assessments• Links to real world concepts• Estimated class/lab time required: 45 minutes over 1 day
The Cartridge Family — Plastic Cartridge Replicas SetThe Cartridge Family — Plastic Cartridge Replicas Set
Use to Safely Demonstrate Bullet Types, Or to Stage a Crime Scene• Safe Alternative to Ballistics• Various Sizes Included
The Case of the Contaminated CreekThe Case of the Contaminated Creek
Standards-aligned for optimal use!Analyze macroinvertebrate species, hair samples, glass samples, lip prints, DNA data, and other assorted clues as students try to deduce why someone attacked a woman while she was taking samples at a creek.
• Materials for 30 students• Digital teacher/student manuals with answer keys• Fake Facebook pages, suspect videos, and more!
The Case of the Kidnapped Cookies Lab ActivityThe Case of the Kidnapped Cookies Lab Activity
Identify the Culprit and Stage a Trial
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? In this cross-curricular caper, the beloved Otis Spunkmeyer is kidnapped and the students have to figure out which of their staff members took their warm chewy cookies.
• The set comes with enough materials for 30 students, a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and casebooks, and a rubric• A microscope, required, is available separately
The Case of the Missing Mascot Lab ActivityThe Case of the Missing Mascot Lab Activity
Deduce, Try, and Convict the CulpritThe school mascot is taken. There’s a note, some strange-looking leaves, a mouth guard and some white fibers left at the scene. Who took the mascot?
• Includes enough material for 30 students, a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and casebooks.
The Mystery of Lyle and Louise: Bite MarksThe Mystery of Lyle and Louise: Bite Marks
Compare Bite Marks to Identifiy the CulpritDuring the car crash investigation, John Wayne Gretsky presented a bite mark on his arm as an alibi, claiming he was bitten in a bar fight. Your students must determine if he was bitten by a bar patron, or maybe by a victim of the car crash!
• Grade Level 10-College• Links to a real world scenario