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Diablo Highway Forensic Science Lab Kits

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Grades 6–12. The Diablo Highway Kit (item #212188) contains 10 forensic lab activities for middle and high school students based on the true-life double murder of Hazel Frome and her daughter Nancy, who were killed on a southwest Texas desert road in March 1938. Aligned with grade-appropriate NGSS, the activities promote objective-based learning that compels the application of science through real-world problem solving.

 
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Grades 6–12. Based on the true-life double murder of Hazel Frome and her daughter Nancy, killed on a southwest Texas desert road in March 1938, the Diablo Highway Kit (item #212188) contains 10 forensic lab activities for middle and high school students. The activities promote objective-based learning that compels the application of science through real-world problem solving and is aligned with grade-appropriate NGSS. Kit includes sufficient materials for a class of 30 working in groups, plus a teacher's guide, student's guide copy master, Story of the Crime booklet copy master, and 1-year access to the Online 3-D Evidence Viewer. Refill Kit A (item #212287), Refill Kit B (item #212288), and Refill Kit C (item #212289) are available separately to replenish the kit's samples and consumables, allowing the kit to be reused.

The student's guide features:

  • Clearly written, graphically rich, easy-to-understand science lessons
  • Easy-to-follow procedures for the lab activities
  • Answer tables that students record their results in and submit

The teacher's guide includes:

  • Everything included in the student's guide
  • Teacher tips on how to prepare for and conduct the labs
  • An answer key

A series of Diablo Highway lab kits (items #212280, #212281, #212282, #212283, #212284, #212285, and #212286, sold separately) focus on forensics topics such as fiber analysis, shoe impressions, fingerprint analysis, and more. They enable students to take a closer look at the topics within the perspective of the Diablo Highway case. While based on details from the Diablo Highway Kit (item #212188) crime scene, the labs can also be used as stand-alone activities.

The Diablo Highway: Online Forensic Science Lab Activity packs (items #212290, #212291, and #212292) are also available for online learning. Each pack contains 11 lessons and 9 lab activities for middle and high school students:

  • Crime Scene Mapping
  • Blood Typing
  • Hair Analysis
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • DNA Profiling
  • Shoe Impression
  • Tire Impression
  • Fiber Analysis
  • Firearms Identification

Students access the material via a Web browser on any device connected to the Internet, including desktop computers, Chromebook® computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.