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Setting the Scene


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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Setting the Scene

In this activity (on page 2), pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all the changes. Then, learners trade roles. The idea is that forensic scientists have to observe all sorts of details about a crime scene. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Room with furniture and other objects

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Crime Science

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, ESI-0206403

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