Crime Scene Science

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 75 min
Suitable For: KS2

A mysterious white powder left at the crime scene is the key clue in the mystery your class will solve. Four suspects are being questioned, but the police need the help of your children to identify this vital clue. Your children will become forensic scientists, carrying out a series of chemical tests and using what they’ve found out to identify the mystery powder.

Working in teams of four, your children will look at samples of different household chemicals, carrying out multiple tests and carefully observing all of the results. Every child will be given opportunities to carry out tests themselves and share their results with their team. This allows children to develop valuable skills including teamwork and communication as well as opportunities to ‘Work Scientifically’ by questioning, making comparisons and discussing reliability and accuracy of results. Children will also be able to draw conclusions from their results by determining the identity of the mystery powder and solving the crime!

One of our most popular KS2 workshops, this is often seen by teachers as a great cross-curricular opportunity for meaningful writing activities after the workshop has taken place. While remaining accessible, the workshop provides a suitably high level of challenge to children of all abilities. Children themselves particularly enjoy the hands-on science aspects and the variety of equipment used.

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Our experienced team will put together a full or part-day programme of shows and workshops that fits into your school timetable and that allows sufficient time to set up, reset or clear away. The programme is tailored to each school and can usually include a mixture of activities for different Key Stages. A small number of activities may require two staff members, but we can run two streams of activities simultaneously with an additional member of staff.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£230+VAT for a part day
£320+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£360+VAT for a part day
£495+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected] 

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