The Drug Heist module is an engaging introduction to forensic science. This program is based on a fictitious theft where students are immersed in a crime scene fraught with sloppy police work and a suspicious cast of suspects. Sifting through interviews, surveillance clips, and evidence based on lab work – students collaborate to “solve” the crime.
The goals of this module are to: 1) introduce the basics of forensic science, 2) provide a breadth of related laboratory experiences, and 3) expose students to career options that are readily accessible.
This module is offered as a four-hour field trip to our laboratory, or can be done as outreach in a classroom. The program is geared toward middle school students or early high school (9th grade).
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