Tried and True: Who Done It? The Case of the Suicidal Murder Victim: A Forensic Investigation for Middle School Studentsby: Kasey Sindel

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This column provides classic demonstrations and experiments with a new twist. This month’s issue provides a lesson for teachers who want to use the high-interest topic of crime scene investigation for teaching across content areas.

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  • on Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:12 PM

If you have ever wanted to create a murder scene in your classroom, this article gives you the in’s and out’s to do this from start to finish. You get how to stage the crime, how to elicit information and how to use various tests to determine the perpetrator of the crime. This article also includes how to include other discipline in your middle school environment to make it an interdisciplinary approach.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:54 AM

This is an excellent article on basic forensics. It gives a nice overview of how to setup a crime science and how to process the evidence. I particularly like the creative names of the suspects!

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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