Solving 'murders' to set kids thinking

Guangyang Secondary has a CSI room, where mock crime scenes are staged, complete with fake blood, props and dummies for the bodies.
Pupils observing various plant species in the garden at Lianhua Primary School. They use a trail app on tablets to earn points to collect collar pins when they complete tasks. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Primary 4 pupils at Bedok Green Primary School reading information about the different parts of a plant via an app during a lesson on plant diversity.
Primary 4 pupils at Bedok Green Primary School reading information about the different parts of a plant via an app during a lesson on plant diversity.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Pupils observing various plant species in the garden at Lianhua Primary School. They use a trail app on tablets to earn points to collect collar pins when they complete tasks.
Guangyang Secondary has a CSI room, where mock crime scenes are staged, complete with fake blood, props and dummies for the bodies. ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Schools get students to put theory into practice with experiential activities

Studying and sketching a "crime scene" and poring over evidence, Secondary 1 students at Guangyang Secondary School are "cracking cases" as part of an ungraded Life Science module in their school.

The school in Bishan even has a CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) room, where mock crime scenes are staged, complete with fake blood, props and dummies for the bodies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2018, with the headline 'Solving 'murders' to set kids thinking'. Print Edition | Subscribe