The world of criminal forensics came to Wagga students, giving them an opportunity to analyse evidence and solve problems.
Years three to six from Wagga’s Christian College delved into science and STEM learning, bringing the knowledge they’ve learnt in the laboratory into real life situations.
The forensic science workshops allowed students to solve real life crimes using technology such as a UV lab, checking for fingerprints, entomology, trace evidence and toxicology.
Year five student Abigail Staines, said she really enjoyed the chance to wear the forensic uniform.
Blake Cunningham, years five and six teacher at the college, said the student response has been “great”.
“The kids have loved the hands-on experience; it’s great for their thinking outside the box, problem solving with each other and working in groups,” Mr Cunningham said.
“Actually for them to see some science behind how laws and crimes are solved has been great for their learning.”
Olivia Chapman, year four teacher specialising in STEM learning, said she was very excited about the opportunities that will come from the forensic science workshop.
“At the college we aim to grow the students understanding in the potential uses of science theory in the practical world,” Ms Chapman said.
“The workshop allows students to explore, in a hands on way, the use of science techniques in different occupations.
“They will come away from the day thinking that science is simply awesome and have renewed enthusiasm for their learning!”