Recognize evidence of:

  1. Human activity

    1. oFootprints

      1. Infer direction & speed


    1. oFingerprints







    1. oGraphology

    2. oTire Tracks/Treads

    3. oFibre Analysis





  1. Review of Concepts


  1. Animal activity in natural outdoor setting



  1. Inferences about:

    1. oParticipants in an activity

      1. Nature of Activity

  2. Evidence:

    1. oInvestigate evidence and link to possible source

    2. oExamples of how specific evidence may be used



    1. oChromatography





Other Interesting Sites

  1. Interactive game on Forensic Science




  1. Examine a suspect’s face and recreate it from memory


  1. Solve the Cretaceous Crime Scene




  1. CSI Kids


  1. Analyze footprints [activity]

  2. Examine what occurred using the animals prints – observations & inferences


  1. Fingerprints, teeth impressions, foot to height comparison, crime scene

  2. Fingerprints & Suspects – study the types of fingerprints and then match them to the correct suspects – click on the orb, choose Interactive Activities, choose The Case of the Kidnapped Cat

  3. Analyze the handwriting [activity]

  4. Analyze tire tracks [activity]

  5. Analyze fibres – weave, stretch, absorbency, colour, flammability, colourfastness, texture



  1. Questacon website – activities


  1. Footprint, Paw print, Hoof print – Tricky Track Quiz for beginners




  1. When looking at crime scene scenarios be sure to discuss/review inferences vs. observations that can be made about who was present and what occurred and where evidence came from





  1. Chromatography activities






  1. Forensic Game – read through scenario (best if done as a group) and solve the crime


  1. Eye Witness



  1. Cretaceous Crime Scene  - login to Learn Alberta site, grade 6, science, cretaceous crime scene


  1. CSI Kids

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As you study or review for the unit test, use the following study guide to help make sure that you review all aspects of the unit. Underneath the study guide is another guide that has concepts from the unit as well as activities you can do to practise those skills.

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