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Class case study: Solving a mystery using a technological approach



Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary


Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge


Year 10 students develop a mobile evidence collection system designed to collect forensic evidence from a crime scene in a reliable, repeatable way.


This class case study investigates the effectiveness of the teaching unit plan Solving a mystery using a technological approach.

Students developed an understanding of the process of collecting evidence. The students were provided with some material for gathering evidence and their task was to research and design a mobile evidence gathering kit that provides not only instructions for use but also a suggested sequence that should be followed.


Forensics, crime scene, evidence, technology, evidence collection, DNA testing.


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