Today begins the first day of our last SMU CSI Camp for this summer.
We have a great group of campers who are ready to learn and solve crimes!
We started our day with a presentation by detective Sean Kearney. He taught us everything we needed to know before going into our own crime scene!
After learning from him, we were ready as we stumbled upon our own crime scene! There was a kidnapping in the Caruth Institute, and we needed the best group of young minds to figure out who committed it! Luckily, we had them! Our campers joined together to examine the crime scene as they collected evidence, took pictures, and sketched the scene.
After examining the crime scene, the campers took a break from it and got to meet a K9 officer and his partner! He explained his job and how him and his dog solve crimes! After hearing about the officer’s job, we went outside to see a demonstration of how the officer and his partner work together!
After the K9 presentation, the campers returned to the classrooms to see if they could solve the crime we discovered at the crime scene. We took a sample from the soil we found at the crime scene and observed it under the microscope to see if we could find any clues.
After looking at the soil, we did a paper chromatography lab to see what marker was used on the note we found at the crime scene! Every company uses multiple colors to make up the black marker, so we were able to see different colors in different markers, and compare them to the note to figure out which marker was used!
The campers learned a lot today! We can’t wait to continue our camp tomorrow!