Crime Scene Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Forensics is an ever growing branch of science. Your students will learn more about crime scenes as they read and discuss a text lesson, research and present crime scene professions, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define 'forensic science' and 'crime scene'
  • Name some of the different forensics professions
  • Explain the job duties of the different forensics professions


1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards


Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


  • Copies of the Forensics Science: Lesson for Kids text lesson, one for each student
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student
  • Student computers
  • Index cards with a different forensic science job on each (place these face down on a front table or desk)
  • Poster board
  • Art supplies such as colored pencils, pencils, and markers

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