• A diamond case for young detectives

    April 25, 2016
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    Twenty one teams of budding detectives worked on the case of the ‘Priceless Diamond Necklace Ransom’ – the 2016 Young Innovators Science Detectives Challenge.

    Twenty one teams of budding detectives worked on the case of the ‘Priceless Diamond Necklace Ransom’ – the 2016 Young Innovators Science Detectives Challenge.

    Twenty one teams of budding detectives worked on the case of the ‘Priceless Diamond Necklace Ransom’ – the 2016 Young Innovators Science Detectives Challenge.

    • Twenty one teams of budding detectives worked on the case of the ‘Priceless Diamond Necklace Ransom’ – the 2016 Young Innovators Science Detectives Challenge.

      In February each of the teams visited the Crime Scene House and Forensics Laboratory at De Montfort University in Leicester to investigate the fictitious crime. They made forensic observations, conducted basic sample analysis and collected further samples and specimens for analysis back at school.

      They were tasked to create crime scene and lab analysis reports before presenting their findings to the judges in April.

      “The students loved the experience of visiting the Crime Scene House and learning about forensic techniques, such as fingerprinting and how to record and preserve evidence,” said Rosalind Smith, from 3M.

      “It was also a valuable opportunity to enhance their scientific learning by spending time in the university forensics labs and seeing equipment like an electronic microscope in use.”

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