Teacher Notes for Crime
Scene Investigation Lab
- Get blonde and dark hairs from students
or fellow teachers to represent the hairs of the killer and victim.
- Mount hairs on individual slides using Permount.
You can prepare one of each slide and set up microscopes for students to
view or prepare a set of slides for each lab group. Label the
- Order an ABO
Blood-Typing Kit that uses synthetic blood.
- Put the synthetic blood of blood type you
determine is the killer's in a dropper bottle labeled "killer"
and the blood type you designate as the victim's in a dropper bottle
labeled "Roger Rabbit".
- Cut out UPC labels from 4 different
products. Cut out an extra UPC from one of the products to represent
the killer's DNA Profile. You can have one set for the class or sets
of the 3 suspects DNA Profiles (UPC's) for each group. Keep a copy
of the UPC that represents the killer for yourself. When students
determine who the killer is, have them compare the DNA Profile for that
suspect with the killer's. I laminated the UPC's so that they could
be used year after year.