Target Grades: 9-14
The Blood Spatter Analysis Kit includes in depth experiments which help students become aware of how physics plays a role in criminal investigation. Students learn how gravity, distance, and angles affect a blood stain pattern. Includes the use of a build it yourself blood spatter chamber. Experiments include Distance Effect on Blood Spatter, Identifying Distance and Angle of Travel with Blood Spatter, and Investigating Blood Spatter with Luminol. Experimentation uses totally safe synthetic blood. Teaches students the sixteen general rules of blood spatter interpretation and extensive investigative technology. Now includes directions and student worksheets for calculating angle of impact, area of convergence, and point of origin from blood spatter patterns. Cross-curricular use of science and writing skills are applied in creating a crime scene scenario. Includes materials for 24 students working in six groups. Meets national standards for grade 9-12. Also appropriate for college level. Black Light required, but not included.
Reproducible Student Worksheets
Complete Blood Spatter Chamber with Platform and Hammer
Paper for Spatter Chamber
Retractable Measuring Tape