A Forensics Webquest
Applying Biology to Solving Real-World Problems

Introduction       Task       Process       Evaluation       Conclusion       Teacher Page       Bibliography


Step One: Decide who will fulfill the different roles needed on a crime scene task force. You can choose from the following careers:

Step Two: Once each group member has selected a career, it is time to research what role you play as a member of the crime scene task force. Click on the appropriate file folder below to begin.

Step Three: Once each member's research is completed, your teacher will assign your group to a case. You must use the knowledge gained through the research to examine each piece of evidence carefully and determine what happened and who did it.

Step Four: Present your findings to your peers in a presentation. The presentation can be whatever you choose, as long as it is approved by your teacher. Some ideas include making a poster or a PowerPoint presentation, producing a newspaper with articles from each group member, or making a newscast video reporting the events of the crime and the arrest of the suspect. Remember, be creative and make your presentation interesting! Some things you should include in your presentation are as follows:

  • overview of crime
  • list of suspects
  • explanation of each piece of evidence
  • conclusion outlining which suspect committed the crime and why you think so
  • pictures to illustrate

Check out the rubric to find out how you will be graded.

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Last modified 04/05/11