Steps of Crime Scene Investigation- Lesson & Activity [Print & Digital]


Teach the 7 Steps of Crime Scene Investigation to your Forensics students with this ultra-engaging lesson & jigsaw activity.

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Teach the 7 Steps of Crime Scene Investigation to your Forensics students with this ultra-engaging lesson & jigsaw activity! This lesson & activity bundle places the responsibility of learning on the students, making you available for more of a facilitator role.

Need a digital option? No problem! Each resource in this bundle includes both a PRINTABLE & DIGITAL version, making it perfect for flipped classrooms, distance learning, online courses, and traditional classrooms.

*Note: the digital documents are Google Slides documents and require a Google account to access.

There are 3 components to this lesson-

Jigsaw Intro Activity: Students are first placed in EXPERT groups where they will use the included Student Research Guide to learn about their assigned “step.” Once students complete the research phase, they will be placed in jigsaw groups where they will share their knowledge with their classmates. At the end of the activity, each student will have a completed note taking guide and knowledge about the 7 steps of CSI.

Lesson: Reinforce content learned in the Jigsaw activity using the included Investigative Processes Google Slides/PowerPoint lesson. This lesson is editable and includes an embedded video to further reinforce the content.

Assessment: There are two assessment pieces in this resource: 1) An investigative processes CLOSE reading assignment and a Steps of Crime Scene Investigation Quiz


What’s Included:

★Teacher Instructions and Pictures

★7 Steps of CSI Printable Posters

★Student Note-Taking Document

★Post-Activity Assessment (w/ answer key)

★Investigative Processes (editable PowerPoint/Google Slides lesson)

★Investigative Processes CLOSE Reading assignment (with answer key)

★Each activity listed above is available as a Google Slides document


7 Steps of CSI:

1-Secure the Scene

2-Separate the Witnesses

3-Scan the Scene

4-Photograph the Evidence

5-Sketch the Scene

6-Search the Scene

7-Secure and Collect Evidence


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Microscope Lab Investigation: The Case of the Missing Quiz

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