Mess Scene Investigation

Apollo Parkways Primary School needs help to determine what has happened in the Community Centre. It is a mess! We need the grade four students to investigate each station and use their observation skills to decide what evidence we can explore further. If this was a crime we would use forensic scientists provide the evidence in the trial.

What is forensic science?

Forensic Science is any science used for the purposes of the law, and therefore provides impartial scientific evidence for use in the courts of law, e.g. in a criminal investigation and trial.

Crime Scence Photos

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1. Salt in a glass with an open salt container beside it

2. Melted chocolate

3. Burnt chocolate

4. Icy-poles melting

5. A glass full of bubbles from sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid

6. Frozen milk in carton

7. A burning candle

8. Vinegar bottle tipped over

9. A glass of water with an aspirin talet fizzing

What can we observe about each example?

What changes have occured to the original objects and materials ?

Do you think the change can be reversed? Why? How? Why not?

Mess Scene Investigation

Check out the links below;

BTN; Forensic Science


4 thoughts on “Mess Scene Investigation

  1. I enjoyed the session on keynote we did and finding out about the sessions I missed. Are there any experiments I can try at home that we will not do?

  2. Hi Miss Convery,
    I had a look at the website and it didn’t work. We do not have a JAVA for it. I could not access the printed instructions but I can read them.
    Thanks Sef.

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