Going behind the scenes to look at the adventure of connect charter school’s young detectives
Are you interested in mysterious cases and exciting activities? On November 16 we followed grade six students from connect charter school to Youth link where they got to try their hand at playing detective. Connect charter school is great for giving kids a learning expedition experience outside of school. The grade six students at Youth link were there to learn about the jobs that forensic scientists and police officers perform. When the class arrived, they were given a case to solve and divided into three groups that were lead by three hosts Fosia , Charles, and Rachel . They were the guides for this trip to youth link and helped the young detectives collect information about their assigned case. Rachel’s group was named Hawks, Fosia’s was the K9s, and Charles’ group was called Tac.
The grade six students from connect got to look at the forensic lab. The forensic lab is where you can experience what forensic scientist do every day. Inside, there were activities where students matched DNA and fibres to find more information about the case. Charles is a forensic scientist who deals with bugs. Bugs are an important part of some cases like homicides and suicides. They had a tank of fake maggots where you stick your hands in. “Sticking her hands in the maggot tank Amy’s face expression was not so happy” said Amy, one of the young detectives on this trip.
Later in the day, the students took part in a scavenger hunt. After four questions were answered, the group leader took the students to a hallway with a car and bike that police officers use. A few six grade students were playing cops and robbers. The robbers were being arrested for stealing. These cops put the robbers in the barred back seat of a car where they were watched by a camera. The kids got to experience what police use in their jobs and what they had added to the police cars to make safety precautions.
The grade six students from connect charter school had an exciting experience. If you have an interest in action and mysterious cases and, you want to learn more about youth link visit this website http://www.youthlink.ca/YOUTHLINKAnnualReport07-08.pdf
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