Fri, November 2, 2018

Sheldon College’s Year 10 Students have been investigating ‘Big Ideas in Science’ this term linking Chemistry, Biology and Physics to real-world applications by solving actual crimes through forensic investigation.

Education Interactive provided stations around the classroom with forensic techniques used to solve the case. Students used the knowledge gained during Science class to understand what happened to the victim.

Examples of the forensic stations shown on the day were autopsy reports, DNA profiling, impression examinations, crime scene images, dental examinations and trace evidence.

Science Teacher, Heather Dixon, explained ‘With the introduction of forensics and actual cases to the students, they connect how Science concepts can actually solve problems in the real-world.’

In addition to solving crimes, Sheldon students are exposed to careers in Science and gain insight into what they need to know to be successful in the field – further encouraging their curiosity.

Sheldon College educates around 1500 students from 15 months through to Year 12 in the non-denominational co-educational College set on 56 acres. For more information, visit: