CSI Dead on Time - The STEM Forensic Science Thriller - UK Wide

Thinkers in Education

Developing Critical Thinkers in STEM:

To ensure our forensic event offers something unique and extraordinary – an experience that cannot be easily replicated in the classroom - we teach students to use the best forensic equipment and latest techniques to unravel a truly thrilling story. 

We provide complex, realistic and detailed scenarios that require participants to learn techniques spanning the age of forensics, from latent fingerprinting through to ELISA testing and DNA fingerprinting. 

Teams will analyse the crime scene, conduct a wide range of forensic tests, interpret evidence and scrutinise statements made by suspects.  Participants will also need to think like detectives and develop their critical thinking skills as they uncover twists, turns and shock revelations in a dramatic mystery.

The event is delivered as a game-like competition, in which teams of students compete against one another to use the technology, their skills and problem solving techniques to successfully reach a conclusion that fits with the evidence.  But, this is not easy.  More than 30% of teams let a miscarriage of justice occur!  Critical thinking is essential.

Students will compete in:

  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Fingerprinting Professionals
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Toxicology
  • Detective Investigations
  • Expert Witness Testimonies

Delivered by a team of highly experienced STEM teachers and learning assistants - the event runs seamlessly from one activity to the next – ensuring pupils are always engaged and time is effectively used with high relevancy to the curriculum.   The workshop is adapted to best challenge pupils considering their age and ability.

Types of Workshop:

  • 1-Day Workshop Mixed Ability Groups.
  • 1-Day Specialist Workshop for Gifted, Able & Talented Pupils.
  • 2-5 Day G&T or Mixed Ability Holiday and Summer School
  • Spectacular Saturday STEM Club

Maximum number of participants: 36

Additional Activities in 2-5 Day Programmes:

• Working a Crime Scene • Blood Typing & Spatter Investigation • DNA Extraction • Anthropology • Animal Hair Analysis • Exploring Locard’s Principle • Soil Analysis • Photo-Fit Identification • Interrogations • Designing & Building Fumigation Chambers • Courtroom Drama • The Reconstruction

Additional Benefits:

Experienced Teacher Presenters:  For any workshop to be successful, students need to be fully engaged and excited by their learning.  The pace, content, relevancy, challenge level, presentation style and classroom management all needs to be carefully delivered and go beyond the classroom experience.  This is what we specialise in - and we have the time and resources to continually develop.  It is one of the reasons every hosting schools has recommended our workshops since our launch in 2001.

Assessment Aids:  A skill development map is included for every activity, listing the STEM skills explored.  Plus, group and individual performance reports can be provided at the end of the workshop, helping staff with assessment and student development.

Celebrations of Achievement:  Certificates, medals and prizes are awarded after the workshop.  They all help to promote STEM and foster enthusiasm for the subjects.

Risk-Free Reservations:   Simply request your preferred date(s) and we can send you marketing materials to promote your workshop to students and parents.  If after 21 days you do not have enough students to participate and cover costs, or you do not wish to proceed you can cancel the workshop and pay nothing.  

Expected outcomes

In addition to reinforcing core scientific concepts and exploring where the curriculum can lead, the programme is designed to develop and demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking skills in STEM
  • Communication and Enquiry Skills
  • Leadership & teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Processing
  • Evaluating & Judging

Please contact us for a detailed breakdown of the skills and concepts explored.

To book this activity, please contact:
Matt Hackett
01603 520866

Thinkers in Education
NR7 0ZG Norwich

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