British Science Week will be taking place from 10 to 19 March this year. As we aim to bring science to the classroom with our school based sessions, we fully support the idea of a week focussed on science.
Several schools have already contacted us to see what we can offer for British Science Week and we are only too pleased to tailor our school sessions to the needs of a particular school.
First of all, our day specifically designed with primary aged children in mind - Investigator Training for Children - is a fun packed day that introduces the children to the science used at a crime scene, and makes links between that and the science learned in the classroom. This is a very practical day that gets the children involved in obtaining a DNA sample, fingerprinting and searching, as well as discussing some of the theory behind such things as DNA and fingerprints; and the day culminates in them examining a mock crime scene.
For secondary aged children we have devised our session Police, Forensics and Court, which takes the pupils from the crime scene to the courtroom. We again discuss the theory behind DNA and fingerprinting, we then teach them about the workings of the criminal justice system and, in particular, the criminal courts in this country. We finish the day by giving the pupils the opportunity to give evidence in a mock court, which helps to develop their confidence and presentation skills.
Whilst the above two sessions are aimed at different age groups, they are modular in design, which means that they are interchangeable and can also be adapted for a higher or lower age group as required. We can also place more or less emphasis on a particular aspect of the day, as fits the needs of a particular school or group of students (for example, more emphasis on the science elements for British Science Week).
We suggest that both days are ideal for British Science Week and can help teach science in a fun and interactive way.
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book us to come to your school.