On Thursday 16 of January 2020, we had an exciting day of Forensic Science and fun lessons such as: solving a crime scene, fingerprinting and looking at skeletons from the skull down to the fibula.
First we looked at the human body but as a skeleton! Fun fact is that when we are born we have 270 bones in our body and when you become an adult you have 206 bones in your body because they get fused together.
We put on a white suit which was made from a disposable papery-plastics material called Tyvek and then moved on to how to discover a finger print from a crime scene. After finishing we had three stations: ink finger print station, the magnet wand station and a fluorescent powder station. Next door there was ” Big Foot” where you would put your shoe and/or foot on yellow coloured ink paper and then transfer the footprint to another sheet.
The day was a fun day and we would like to say a big thanks to the Forensic Scientist called Charlotte.
Yesterday, on the 16th January, a forensic scientist called Charlotte came in and told us about her job. We looked at the different bones of the body, and how to tell a male and female apart. After that Charlotte and the teachers set up a robbery scene where we looked for evidence to see who was guilty. We all wore white overalls and masks.
In the afternoon we did all different types of things like taking our own fingerprints, footprints and our handprints with these magnetic tools which revealed our hand prints.
Written by Peyton.
Forensics day was fantastic.It was a wonderful opportunity for year 6. This specific event helped year 6 gain further knowledge about Crime and Punishment (year 6 topic).We did a lot of things such as:
- Identifying our finger prints
- Identifying our footprints
- Printing our hands
We were very lucky to have a forensics day.
Written by Oreo.
Yesterday, we had a forensic scientist come in and we learnt about what she does in her job . First we had an assembly about who she was and what her job is about. Then we had a worksheet to fill in about skeletons and our body parts.
After break we had our own burglary scene set up and we needed to use powder to uncover footmarks and fingerprints then try and see who the murderer was. After lunch we had different activities to do on each table. My favourite was using iron filings on a magnetic brush to uncover my hand print.
The scientists name was Charlotte and she works teaches students at Greenwich university.
Written by Vware.
On Thursday the 16th of January 2020 we had a professional forensic scientist called Charlotte and she showed us how to identify/find DNA, fingerprints and footprints. She also created a crime scene so if we were ever in that scenario, we would know what to do. We also did a few tests just to see what we would could understand and what we didn’t really know.
With the fingerprinting we had to dampen our finger and we pressed it down on a blank piece of paper. Next, we had to get a magnetic brush which would pick up magnetic, black bits of brush in a pot and had to sweep the paper where you put you fingerprint. Lastly, you will be able to see the finger print but be warned, if the magnetic brush gets flat, keep refilling.
Written by Yuri.