High School East students in Dr. Bennett’s Forensic Science classes were recently tasked with building a simulated "crime scene" where they carefully roped off specific areas outside the commons lunch room. During the class period, students worked in groups to attach strings to wooden stakes that were placed into the ground along with other fixed objects, which designated specific parameters of the area they were to investigate. Proceeding this, objects were placed in this simulated "crime scene" i.e., scissors, footprints along with other various objects where they then, accurately photographed, measured, through methods of triangulation and diagrammed the entire scene.
The information they gathered during this activity will be used to redraw and then ascertain a possible prediction of what and how the simulated "crime" may have occurred.
This is one of many various laboratory and simulated forensic techniques that will be performed throughout the 1st and 2nd quarters of this school year.