SCHOOL'S OUT AT SCITECH presents: Forensic Field Days!

These school holidays, grab your ‘Forensic Field Day’ map and make your way around Scitech.

With different activities planned each day, get ready for a forensic frenzy. Catch a forensic sketch artist in action, meet a forensic scientist, create your own fake wounds, or maybe even try your hand at some CSI techniques and receive a limited edition badge.

Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it! 

There's plenty of table seating in City Views and Third Wheel Vending is back with fabulous coffee. Public transport is close or there’s car parking available too.

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Meet the Scientists
Learn about their job and find out about computer forensics, forensic biology, wildlife forensics and forensic entomology and anthropology!

Murdoch Facial Reconstruction Techniques

Oct 2-6, 11-2pm

Using clay on skeletal remains you will gradually build up the facial profile of a victim whilst learning about the principles of anatomy, osteology, anthropology and art. Then discover how this process assists police investigations in identifying victims.

UWA Forensic Anthropology and Entomology

Oct 2-6, 11-2pm

What do your bones say about you? Explore forensic anthropology as you analyse bones to determine details about a person. Can you determine whether they were male or female, how old, how tall or perhaps what injuries they had sustained? Plus, learn about forensic entomology through the live larval stage with maggot art, check out aspects of the maggot anatomy and look at the life stages of a blowfly cycle.

ChemCentre How to Catch a Villain

Use microscopes to analyse fabrics and shards of glass to identify the criminal.

CSI Show
Watch our presenters on the big stage use forensic techniques to solve a crime; can you figure out what the mystery powder is? Then try it at home!

Days and times for this free activity will vary. Please phone ahead to confirm on 9215 0700.

Live Sketch Artist
Meet Terry Dunnett as he reveals how to get your memory to recall important facial details and see him sketching live on stage.

2pm on the Forensic Stage

  • Monday 25 Sept
  • Wednesday 27 Sept
  • Friday 29 Sept
  • Tuesday 3 Oct
  • Thursday 5 Oct
Fake Wounds
Gross out your friends as you create life-like wounds and scars! Learn about how the bodies’ receptors identify pain and initiate the clotting process.

Days and times for this free activity will vary. Please phone ahead to confirm on 9215 0700.

CSI Activity Station
The uniqueness of a fingerprint makes it a critical piece of evidence to collect at a crime scene. Learn how to see your fingerprint - does it have an arch, loop or whorl pattern? 

Days and times for this free activity will vary. Please phone ahead to confirm on 9215 0700.

The Tinkering Space
Follow the algorithms to piece together your name using DNA coding! Then create DNA origami or DNA structures using Lego.

Days and times for this free activity will vary. Please phone ahead to confirm on 9215 0700.




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