Class Teaches Biology through Crime Scene EvidenceAug 30, 2012
By Rob Rogers
|Students in the biomedical science class at the Career Center take notes on a mock murder scene in their classroom. The students will spend the school year learning from their clues to come up with a cause of death in the simulated fatality. Courtesy of the Billing Gazette|
The body was on a gurney in the back of the classroom and pools of blood and vomit congealed on the floor in front of the white board.
The students in Christine Simonsen's biomedical science class walked around, examining the spot on the floor where the body was found — marked by a outline next to a small ladder — and looked at pictures of the body as it was found.
"She was painting," one student called out.
"She was on the ladder, passed out and hit her head," another said.
The body and the crime scene, of course, are fake, part of the biomedical science course curriculum. The class, offered at School District 2's Career Center, is new this year and so far students are loving it.
Source: Billings Gazette