At this one day workshop the children will have fun doing age appropriate forensic science experiments and using these skills to solve a mystery.

The camp runs for 4 hours typically from 10-2pm but check as some locations have different start and finish times.

Camp Outline

10-10.15 introductory game

10.15 – 11.15 experiments

11.15-11.30 supervised play, outside if possible


12.30-13.00 lunch with supervised play, outside if possible

13.00-14.00 investigate an age appropriate mystery/crime

PicoScientists (4-6 year olds) will learn about liquids, primary colors, mixing and separating colors. They will take their finger prints. Foot and paw prints will be investigated. Acid base testing will be introduced.

The mystery- who left the bag of kittens on the kind lady’s doorstep?

NanoScientists (7-9 year olds) will learn about inks and food dyes and how to separate them. Fingerprinting and prints will be investigates. The child’s will learn about indicators and acid base testing. They will be introduced to DNA and its use in crime scene investigation.

The crime- in an 101 Dalmatians type kidnapping a tiger has been stolen from the zoo. Who did it?

MicroScientists (10-12 year olds) will learn about DNA and will extract some from fruit. They will make a DNA model.

The children will learn about identifying chemicals using solubility, starch tests, acid base testing.

The crime- someone has been sent white powder in the post. Is it dangerous?