Forensic School Workshops – what are they ?
Forensic School Workshops are designed to promote and encourage a love of science in a school. A typical session involves students being taught some scientific skills which they can use to solve a ‘crime’ that has been committed in school.
Students work together to improve their knowledge of science by working together to solve scientific problems that reveal clues about who committed the ‘crime’.
The students enjoy the workshops for a variety of reasons including; doing a range of different activities, testing their scientific knowledge, learning about new scientific skills and generally having lots of fun. The workshops are packed with excitement. Students spend time with their friends whilst learning a new skill, it is something different and unusual. Students learn how to work collaboratively and also take the lead in different situations. Having different professional science experts coming into a school provides an exciting learning experience.
What kinds of things happen in this workshop?
In a Forensic School Workshops the aim is to learn to expand your knowledge of science and learn to exercise in different ways that science can be used in a ‘real’ context! At the start of the workshop the forensic experts need to share the information about what is going to happen, identify how strong is the scientific knowledge of the students and set the overall theme for the day. The next step is when they start to practice their experiments and test their knowledge to take the correct steps to find the answer. The whole session can take up to 2 hours or more to complete depending on the size and ability of the group.
What are the benefits of this workshop?
- Learn a new skills and knowledge in forensic science.
- Understand how science can be used on a daily basis to solve mysteries.
- Develop an appreciation for the use of science.
- Have fund and enjoy being a scientist for the day!
How to book a Forensic science school workshop?
- Search the internet for companies who deliver forensic science school workshops.
- Email or call each company to find out what kind of service they deliver.
- Book the workshop for a future date.
- Prepare for them to come by forming groups and informing parents.
- On the day welcome them to school.
Forensic science school workshops are a wonderful way to add something different and exciting into the school curriculum. You will have the opportunity to enjoy watching your students engage in a creative and exciting learning experience and also become better scientists.
You can find and book a science school workshop provider on this website. Please follow the links below:
Mother Nature Science Workshop day
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