CSI: The Experience
Deals with biology // careers in science // chemistry // experimental design // experimental methods
  forensic biology, toxicology, medical examination, fingerprint analysis, digital forensics, firearms and toolmarks, facial reconstruction, fire investigation
Intended for middle and high school science classes // community college classes // general public
Available on Web
Cost free
Developed by Rice University, Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (external)
Website at http://forensics.rice.edu/ (external)
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CSI: The Experience

In CSI: The Experience, students learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist. The games are based on the popular CBS show CSI, but prior knowledge of the television series is not required.

  • In Case One: Rookie Training, students learn the underlying science of different forensic disciplines such as forensic biology, ballistics, toxicology, and medical examination.
  • In Cases Two, Three, and Four, players apply what they learned in Rookie Training to solve a crime. They also explore new areas of forensic science, including fingerprint analysis, digital forensics, fire investigation, and facial reconstruction. Players collect and analyze evidence from a crime scene, question suspects, and present their findings to solve the case.

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Tracy Tomm

Tracy Tomm

My students enjoy exploring the CSI WebAdventures website as part of their Forensic Science classes. During the Rookie Training The students are able to "work" alongside the CSI actors to learn how to collect and process evidence. They learn how to use common lab tools and equipment as they complete the various activities. After the Rookie Training, the students are able to choose four other cases to complete. As with the Rookie Training, they learn how the evidence they collect is analyzed and use to provide clues about the crime. I like the built in quizzes that require students to pay attention to the information presented in order to answer correctly and move ahead in the game.

Fun rating: 5 out of 5

Learning rating: 5 out of 5

Science rating: 5 out of 5


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CSI Review

March 7, 2013



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The game is fun and doable that is for sure! Even if you do not know the CSI series. The in-game characters provide enough feedback to help you - the player - solve the case. Unfortunately you can not skip some things being said , and the course of the game/given case is pretty much determined. However, there is a lot to learn in the game about forensic science. Which is a good thing, especially when you are interested in that particular science. My science rating is low because some techniques are not scientifically validated.

Try for yourself, will ya?!

Fun rating: 4 out of 5

Learning rating: 4 out of 5

Science rating: 3 out of 5


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