Year 9 and Year 11 Science 21 students experienced what it is like to be a crime scene investigator. They were privileged to have the opportunity to participate in a forensic science demonstration. They were asked to figure out what happened to a school girl who was murdered and whose body was found in an alleyway. They looked at the different techniques that forensic scientists use to gather and process evidence in order to identify a perpetrator. These included fingerprints, DNA evidence, hair and fibre evidence, post-motem examination and other techniques.
Forensic Science is an exciting and interesting field of science and students thoroughly enjoyed figuring out ‘who dunnit?’. At GCCC students who do Science 21 in year 11 study forensic science.
Cathy Horrigan, Science Teacher