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CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

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Description: 

The CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) activity combines three faculties (Science, Technology, English and Maths, Humanities and Social Sciences and Medical Sciences.) The activity allows the students the opportunity to experience a flavour of a varied range of different degrees available at University in a crime and investigation themed manner. The activity is split into three separate sessions relating to each of the subject areas and is run on a carousel basis which can be tailored into a full/half day activity. Each of the activities will give the students a clue which will help them solve the crime.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Using chemistry, biology and mathematical skills, this session investigates various soil samples and cryptography related to the crime scene to help work out the perpetrator. 

Humanities and Social Sciences

This session covers multiple branches of the HaSS faculty; History, Politics, Archaeology, Business and English. The session begins with a number of infamous crimes from the past and the students must complete the various tasks related to these real historical crime events.

The students will then go on to translate a transcript that has been given by a witness in order to gain clues about who has committed the crime.

Medical Sciences

This session allows students to solve a real life crime scenario. Using a branch of Psychology called Forensic Psychology the students will analyse a range of fingerprint and blood types allowing them to work out who was the victim and who committed the murder, whilst competing against each other in teams.

The students will also get the chance to use magnetic powder to lift real fingerprints from a set of tiles to analyse them. They will also be able to work out what fingerprint type they have using ink to print their fingerprints.

Type of Activity:

Presentation & activity

Duration:

The day will consist of a carousel of the three sessions from each faculty each lasting 90 minutes (this can be shortened to fit your desired session length).

Learner outcomes: 

To recognise the long term benefits of investing in a university education and the variety of opportunities available across all three subject areas. Key development of:

  • Communication
  • Subject specific knowledge
  • Teamwork

Booking a visit:

To book this talk, fill in the form on this page, contact us at outreach@ncl.ac.uk or 0191 208 8378

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Careers Advice
  • History
  • Mathematics - Pure
  • Events in School
  • Y 9
  • Y 8