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Forensic Crime Labs

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes to become a junior detective and solve crimes with LabRats! Students will use techniques employed by real Crime Scene Investigation experts to analyze a “crime scene,” collect evidence and learn about the specialized fields of forensic science including pathology, fire science and forensic psychology.

Forensic Crime Labs

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes to become a junior detective and solve crimes with LabRats! Students will use techniques employed by real Crime Scene Investigation experts to analyze a “crime scene,” collect evidence and learn about the specialized fields of forensic science including pathology, fire science and forensic psychology.

Interested in enrolling after September 12th? Contact us at (760) 450-4717 or contact@sdlabrats.org.


Week 1

“Fingerprint Analysis”

This fun lab set will give students a background in fingerprint analysis just like true crime stoppers. Students will learn about their most unique feature: their fingerprints. Solve simple mysteries centered around missing objects by dusting and collecting fingerprints for analysis in this fun lab course.


Week 2

“Handwriting Analysis and Ink Chromatography”

How neatly someone can write is more than a good attribute, it’s a unique signature that they leave on every piece of paper no matter the words they write. For forensic scientists, this characteristic of a person can give them important clues. Students will explore the world of handprint analysis as well as ink chromatography to solve simple forgery mysteries.


Week 3

“Catch the Criminal with Chemistry”

Every criminal leaves a chemical trail of evidence at the scene of a crime and it’s up to forensic scientists to follow that trail to the source. Students will learn about the advanced chemical analysis techniques used at crime scenes and then complete a series of simple hands-on labs to utilize their new knowledge.


Week 4

“Splatters, Drips, and Dents”

Every object has an important place in a crime scene and the position of each object is everything. Whether a bottle is tilted one way or leaning another could pin a crime on one person or another. Students will learn the physics behind crime scene evaluation and how to determine how objects ended up where they did.


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If you want to enroll your child after the 4-week series has begun, EMAIL US or sign up at the STEAM Discovery Center. Pricing will be prorated.