Guide students through the investigative process of a blood spatter detective using this inquiry based activity. Just like the detective, they will design and conduct a simple experiment to model how blood reacts and how blood spatter patterns change in response to variables. They may choose to investigate the effects of angle, force, distance, surface texture, rate of movement, velocity at impact, number of blows, or location of the victim. They may investigate the difference in spatter due to cast-off, blunt force trauma or projectile trauma. They might compare patterns due to impact spatter, passive spatter, transfer spatter, or projected spatter. Just like the detective, students will analyze and present their results as evidence to support their case. This kit includes an instructor’s manual with reproducible student pages, simulated blood, butcher paper, claw hammer, two screwdrivers, scissors, plastic knives, protractors, measuring tapes, and plastic pipets. The kit may be used independently or as an introduction or companion to the analysis activities provided in Kemtec Blood Spatter Kit #10-550.
Butcher Paper, Roll
Retractable Tape Measures