CSI Blood Pool - Thinkers in Education CSI Workshops For Schools. A female forensic scientist looking at a bullet through a magnifying glass - with blood spatter in the background set the scene of this two hour activity.


Include up to 72 pupils per day

A body has been found with blood on its hands - but is it the sign of a murder?  Students will work in teams to determine what really happened by analysing the crime scene photos, typing suspects blood and conducting DNA fingerprints to see who has been where in the crime scene.  Every participant will learn the key scientific concepts and practical skills ready to conduct each forensic test like a professional - to avoid evidence contamination.  But players need to use their detective minds to determine the evidence that is most important and what it actually proves.  A different case, developing the same skills, is delivered in each session when two are hosted in a day.

This Workshop Has Been Adapted To Be Covid-Secure:

We can still deliver 1 or 2 sessions per day but require at least 30 minutes between sessions for extra cleaning.

DNA Electrophoresis requires participants to handle a DNA gel tray used by up to 2 others in the same session.  Participants will be instructed to wear gloves or to sanitise hands before and after handling the tray.  Alternatively, this activity can be replaced with DNA Extraction from fruits and performed individually.

We will issue every participant with clean/unused Blood Typing and Qwizdom equipment for individual rather than shared use.

We will deliver this workshop following the additional safety precautions described on our Covid-Secure page.  Read Here


• Type: Half-Day / Double Sessions / Saturday

• Versions: Yr 6 / Yr 7&8 / Yr 9-11 / 11-13 / Staff

• Difficulty: Adaptable from Moderate to Very Hard

• Subject Focus: Biology & Critical Thinking

• No. Participants: 12-36 / Session

• Duration: 2-Hours/Sessions (Fit to school day)

• Cost:

1 Session (After 11:30) : £495+VAT

1 Morning Session: £650+VAT

2 Sessions Per Day: £795+VAT


Delivered in addition to ice-breakers & team-building activities

• Crime Scene Photo Analysis

• Suspects' Motives & Alibis

• ABO Blood Typing (Simulated)

• DNA Electrophoresis (Shared Equipment Required)

• Case Conclusions

• Expert Witness Courtroom Quiz

A complete skills map & workshop ebrochure can be downloaded from our response email when you check available dates.

"Students on the day were FULLY engaged.  This workshop delivered ALL the skills I wanted students to experience - creativity, teamwork, problem solving, working to a deadline....Just amazing!"

F Samuel, STEM Co-ordinator, Rothesay Joint Campus School


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