Science Detectives Spy Clues at Tackan

Science Detectives Spy Clues at Tackan photo

Fifth-graders at Tackan Elementary School became real-life science detectives as part of a hands-on lesson provided by Mad Science of Long Island on May 29.

The students stepped into the role of detective and learned how forensic science is used to solve crimes. The students analyzed a crime scene, identified objects found at the scene and used their observation skills to help solve a crime. During the hands-on portion of the program, the fifth-graders created and analyzed fingerprints and teeth impressions. They also had to recreate a composite sketch of a witness and use the clues found at the scene. Students even got their own personal profile kits to create at home.