The PLHS Hall was converted into a CSI-style set earlier this week, as our Year 9 Science classes participated in a Forensic Science workshop, facilitated by Education Interactive.
The Year 9’s listened intently to a detailed account of a realistic homicide case based on a hypothetical drug deal gone wrong. They were shown a photo of the crime scene and briefed on the potential suspects. They were then asked to explore a variety of forensic evidence and technologies in order to solve the murder case, including:
- digital microscopes to identify dust found at the crime scene on suspect’s clothing
- UV lights to match blood samples and DNA
- ballistics and bullet striations from the murder weapon
- autopsy reports
- and a selection of other evidence.
The intrigued Year 9s used deductive reasoning to solve the complicated case of murder and conspiracy. Our students (including a few budding forensic scientists in the making) enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in an excellent practical display of science and technology.