|Crime scene photos were taken by campers|
|A suspicious shoe print. Did we find a match?|
|Carefully documenting the crime scene with evidence markers|
|Studying ridgeology and trying to match fingerprints!|
|Taking our own fingerprints, with a partner's help of course!|
|An up close look at trace evidence!|
Wednesday was all about blood! After a thorough discussion and presentation on the basics of blood, we started work on two big projects. We measured "blood" spatter distance and velocity with water balloons to learn how professionals evaluate spatter evidence at the scene of a crime. We also learned about blood typing and solved the case of who killed Ernie by testing blood samples from the victim, suspects, and the murder weapon. By ruling out the blood types of some suspects, we were able to find the true murderer.
Friday, there was a thief in our midst! One of the camp staff from the afternoon stole a precious museum artifact. With the campers' new found expertise, we used all our skills in crime scene investigation to narrow down the three suspects and discover the true perpetrator. Each suspect had the motive and opportunity, but only hard evidence was going to let us know for sure. Campers collected fingerprints from the scene, tested and compared blood samples from the scene and suspects, and matched fibers and fingerprints to uncover the truth. Ask your camper who did it and how they knew!
|Matching handwriting samples becomes a fun game|
|Testing the blood found at the scene!|