Two one-week sessions
July 20–24, July 27–31
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 6th through rising 8th graders
What to bring: Water bottle, snacks, binder, pens and pencils
Arrival/dismissal zone: Purple
This camp offers young scientists a chance to put their observation and problem-solving skills to the test. The science behind forensic investigations is explored through hands-on laboratory activities where campers will be the ones cracking the case. Campers will follow the process from crime scene to laboratory to courtroom. Through the study of famous real-life cases, campers will understand how science impacts the legal system. Laboratory activities in fingerprinting, document analysis, tool mark analysis, blood typing, blood spatter, DNA and trace evidence will all be explored. This class is an exciting and educational way for students to see science in action!
Note: Campers learn about how forensic science relates to real-life cases. While the treatment of the material will be age-appropriate, some violent crimes will be discussed.
- Introduction to Forensic Science
- Crime Scene Investigation and Types of Evidence
- Document Analysis
- Forensic Anthropology
- Forensic Pathology
- Serology and Blood Stain Patterns
- DNA Evidence
- Trace Evidence
- Toxicology (Drugs and Poisons)
Also check out ClubSciKidz for younger campers!
Teacher bio: Anne Marie O’Donoghue has been a science teacher at Walt Whitman High School for over 20 years. In addition, she is the Varsity Softball Coach, Assistant Golf Coach and Assistant Athletic Director. She has taught Honors Chemistry, On-Level Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Forensic Science, AP Environmental Science and Biology.
Fun fact: Mrs. O’Donoghue has three boys and loves Star Wars, Harry Potter, and all things Disney.