Primarily designed to be used within a CLC as a whole group activity. This is an exercise in deduction to find the identity of a dead body. It is specifically aimed at students from Years 7 to 9 to interest them in Science and thinking.
The site is an interactive on-line learning tool and can be used in different ways. Firstly it can be used by individual students to work on-line and improve their logical thinking.
Teachers can also use the teaching notes and worksheets to plan a whole series of lessons or a whole day. If they use the opportunity to build in teamwork, a chance to display or demonstrate their learning they can work on Higher Order Thinking Skills and lots more.
This is a chance for students to problem solve in a meaningful context.
Details regarding the 1 day experience, format and curriculum links can be found in the accompanying worksheet.
Louise Darby & Luke Cousins (UFA) for concept, development and initial implementation
Martin Sutton (Swanshurst School) for ICT input/possibilities
Kevin Hill (Waverley School), Mark Stock (Queensbridge School) & Mohammed Kamara (Saltley School) - the Science team
Eric Bathgate (Sheldon Heath CLC) & Jean Maund (Kings Norton CLC) for support in piloting
Detective Inspector Leary for technical support/advice
West Midlands Scenes of Crime Training Unit
This online version of the activity was developed for Birmingham learners by the Birmingham Grid for Learning, as part of a public private partnership between Birmingham LEA and Netmedia Education, with thanks to the University of the First Age