The Forensics Club provides our students with the opportunity to learn about the history and fundamentals of this exciting field of science. Participants explore the diverse careers in Forensic Science while learning techniques used by professional Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) and forensic scientists. This program brings science to life through short presentations that explain crime scene investigation, scene reconstruction, and evidence collection and identification. In addition, students gain hands-on experience by applying these newly learned lab skills. The club meets monthly after school for longer lab activities, which help the students further develop lab techniques as well as strengthen critical thinking, observation, and public speaking skills.
A highlight of involvement in the Forensics Club takes place when the club members use their knowledge to plan and implement a mock “crime scene” for the Valley Christian High School Forensic Science class each spring.
Students will achieve the following:
- Learn about the history and fundamentals of Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice System
- Discuss topics of crime scene investigations and crime solving through presentations and interactions with professionals in the field, including their mentors and guest speakers
- Author a “Who Done It” case study for the high school Forensic Science class
- Develop teamwork and presentation skills through participation in a mock crime scene construction project