Real-life CSI - An Introduction To Forensic Science

Real-life CSI - An Introduction To Forensic Science

Lesson 1 of 6 in this unit

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  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
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Lesson summary

Students explore what they know (or think they know) about Forensic Science. They will then learn what is really involved in Forensic Science and how it compares to what is portrayed in popular culture.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • unpack what they already know about Forensic Science
  • understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) and how they are relevant to Forensic Science
  • understand Forensic Science and how it incorporates STEM
  • describe what Forensic Science is and how it is similar and different from what is portrayed in popular culture.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • compare popular culture and real-life ideas about Forensic Science.

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21st Century Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • collaboration
  • ethical understanding
  • global citizenship
  • problem solving

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 10 Science:

  • investigate how advances in technologies enable advances in science, and how science has contributed to developments in technologies and engineering (AC9S10H02)
  • examine how the values and needs of society influence the focus of scientific research (AC9S10H04)

Syllabus outcomes: SC5-12ES, SC5-13ES

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy

Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students analyse the relationship between science, technologies and engineering. They analyse the key factors that influence interactions between science and society.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: Real-life CSI – Secondary 

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitated class discussion required

Resources Required

  • article (optional): CSI effect’ has juries wanting more evidence
  • device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • sticky notes
  • Student Worksheet (one copy per student)

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