Pulse CSI is on the Scene!
Pulse Education and Business Services Limited deliver a STEM centred programme designed to enthuse and engage young people, utilising the hook of Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation to generate the initial intrigue in young people who may otherwise be disengaged. The activity will take the form of a workshop for the day, which is divided into two distinct sections. The first section, usually lasting approximately 2 ½ hours, develops the skills and knowledge attributed to forensic investigation. Pupil learns the techniques of gathering fingerprint evidence, using the genuine forensic equipment of brushes and powders. Alongside this section, pupils are taught about the uniqueness of fingerprints and DNA, including aspects of personal heritage and identity. The first part also includes the gathering of trace evidence, looking at hair and fibres under a microscope as a part of a forensic investigation. Finally, the students examine footwear marks, using authentic footwear casting kits as if working on a crime scene outdoors.
The second half of the workshop sees the students apply their newly acquired knowledge to the investigation of a mock murder crime scene. By gathering and analysing fingerprints, trace evidence and contextual information at the same time as working within a team, using communication and critical evaluation skills, they draw together the evidence to discover who the main suspect is in the case.
A workshop delivered by Pulse will exhibit the positive aspects of career pathways in STEM, introduced through the intrigue that is forensic investigation. This methodology provides pupils with an earned reward, through their hard work and endeavours not only through the skillsets of critical evaluation and ‘out of the box’ thinking, but through the reinforcement of soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and listening, whereby they learn to value and process other people’s ideas. Such skills are highly sought after in higher education settings.
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Pulse CSI workshops act as gateways to STEM topics, promoting these subjects through varying age groups - our delivery has been sought after to run alongside related A level courses. The added benefit of a Pulse workshop is that our forensic delivery specialists reinforce the rhetoric of the positive outcomes of HE, serving as a physical example of people who have made a success of their life and career through attending university. Our workshops have proven to increase the attainment of students in various subject areas, even beyond STEM subjects, feedback from the majority of teachers indicate a significant improvement in literacy and numeracy skills following a Pulse workshop. This is a clear indication to us that our work is inspiring young people to write about and talk about the exciting things that they do with us.To book this activity, please contact:
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||10 September 2018|
|Last modified||10 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Computing, Information technology, Cross curricular, Personal development, Psychology, Science, Biology, Working scientifically, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Chemistry|
|Age||7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Our KS2 CSI Workshops start from £595.00 for up to 30 Pupils & KS3 - KS4 CSI Workshops start from £695.00 - all costs are shown on online + VAT