Program for

K12 Teacher
K12 Student

Experience Type

Academic Preparation


One-time experience


The Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department

Our one-hour program “MCDB CSIS” is designed as a hands-on introduction to biologically based forensic science for 5th through 9th grade students. We present the students with a fictional crime scene and allow them to determine the culprit by analyzing the chemical and biological evidence. This activity both introduces students to a variety of scientific techniques and encourages them to think systematically and logically through a problem.