CSI Forensic Science Activities – Print and Digital Activities

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Be a detective and use science to figure out who stole the jewels from the town hall. A print version and Google Slides version are included.

Your upper primary and intermediate students will love honing their detective skills in this interactive science activity. Students must use their detective skills and examine five clues to figure out which one of eight suspects stole the jewels from the town hall.

This CSI Forensic Science activity pack includes:

1. Five clues are given to the students and each clue (worksheet) allows them to eliminate 1-2 suspects:

  • Clue 1. Hidden Binary Code Message.
  • Clue 2.  Fingerprint Analysis.
  • Clue 3. The getaway car, calculating acceleration (basic division).
  • Clue 4. Virus, Bacteria, or Fungi?
  • Clue 5. DNA sequencing.

Each clue also includes brief scientific information for the students to read to further enhance their learning.

Allow 25-50mins for students to complete the clues and find the criminal.

2. A range of extension or early finisher activities:

  • Create your own CSI word find and write the criminals confession on why he did it.
  • Draw a wanted picture of the accomplice and write your own coded message
  • Make your own ransom note
  • CSI word find
  • Write your own crime story
  • Draw a map of the crime scene

These are great to give out to your early finishers or do them as a whole class as part of your forensic science unit.

3. A unique and engaging video introduction to hook students into their challenge.

  • Year Level: Year 5 – Year 8
  • Science Topics: binary code, division (force/mass), finger prints, microorganisms, DNA