Science Month At Discovery - C.S.I Discovery

Discovery Museum
Keystages: KS2, KS3
Subject: Science
01-28 Mar 13 - Booking required

In this investigative workshop, pupils will use forensic science techniques to solve a crime. The class will need to gather evidence by analysing soil samples, shoe prints, and solving cryptic clues to capture the museum thief.

Charges: £60

Workshop length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Max no. of pupils: 30

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