Trial by Science: A Forensic Extravaganza

by: Vanessa Hunt

This intriguing crime-solving activity for middle level students demonstrates some of the basics of forensic science; including the analysis of fingerprints, hair, fiber, and soil evidence. The realism of the scenario is enhanced by recruiting adult volunteers to serve as suspects that can be questioned and tried by students through the process of scientific inquiry.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2004Stock # ss04_027_08_22Volume 027Issue 08

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