The Truth and Lies Blog
Through the eyes of the forensic scientist we will learn about how to extract the truth from the world around us. This course will cover practical techniques, analysis of evidence, presenting scientific reports and finish up with some philosophy about the pursuit of truth in our scientific lives. All the usual year seven topics appear, but each one is going to help you solve a crime!
This course requires the ready expression of ideas and for flexibility in ways of presenting work. Sometimes you’ll talk, give a speech present or an write essay. Other times you might complete an experiment. Generally your work will be stored in online journals. We work on our projects for a few weeks at a time and there’ll be lots of opportunity to redraft work until it’s just right. You’ll complete a practical activity at least once a week.
Independence required- Medium
Complexity of reading materials- Low
Class discussion requirements- High
|National Curriculum Topics Covered
Catch a Thief
Someone has stolen some expensive ICT equipment from one of our LNS computer rooms and we’re going to find the culprit. There’s some DNA and blood evidence, some tyre marks outside the back of school and for some reason a fire broke out and now two of our site staff are feelign poorly with lung damage. We’ll need to make sure we’ve got an excellent grasp of the relevant science before we head out to review the evidence. Additionally, one caretaker was knocked out and we can’t currently tell f it’s a head injury or smoke inhalation. We’ll need to study the lung before we even know what to charge the perpetrator with. Of course there was a theft but what else? Accidental injury or assault with intent?
Raw Data, Line Graph, Bar Chart, Bunsen Burner, Microscope, Establishing Causality
Cells, Diffusion, Amazon, Lung, Gravity, Froce Diagram
|Gas Exchange Systems
|Forces and Gravity
Track her down
To be revealed!
Distill, Rescrystallise, Analysis, Conclusion
What’s the Matter?, Lung, Respiration, Human Fuel, Engineering
|Respiration, Nutirition and Excretion
Innocent until proven guilty
To be revealed!
Hypothesis, Scale, Units, Establishing Causality
Astronaut, Attenborough, Word Equation, Metal
|Energy transfer in Biosystems