Students in Years 3-6 have enjoyed a highly interactive Forensic Science workshop led by biomedical scientist, Kathleen ‘Kat’ Stammers.

Kat presented students with a crime scene based on a real case from Broken Bay in New South Wales.

Students learned about DNA sequencing, compared poisons through pH testing, and gathered other evidence through fingerprinting, examining microscopic detail, medical reports, ultra-violet clues, and coin rubbings.

After comparing the evidence they gathered with the photo of the crime scene, the power of deduction came into play, as students worked together to piece together what happened to the victim and to solve the mystery of what happened to the stolen goods.

Marissa Saville
Learning Technology Teacher