Through our partnerships with FieldTripZoom and Streamable Learning, students can tune in for interactive lessons led by museum staff on a variety of topics. Field trips include live demonstrations, close-ups with museum artifacts, a live chat feature, interactive polling, and more! Sign up your classroom with a teacher subscription or your child with an individual subscription to access these upcoming virtual field trips. All field trips are approx. 45min.
These are some of the topics we cover in the National Law Enforcement Museum distance learning program.
The fight for women’s suffrage also propelled the advancement of women in law enforcement. Students will be introduced to the trailblazing women who broke down gender barriers in law enforcement and examine how their duties, clothes, and tools changed over time.
Students will get an up-close look at the historical objects in the museum’s collection and learn about the tools officers have used to communicate, travel and keep themselves safe over the course of three centuries. Why were technological advances necessary, and how were these tools improved over time? Your students will explore history to find out.
What is DNA and why is it used in crime scene investigation? Can blood stains reveal how a murder took place? Students learn the skills of forensic scientists to answer these questions and more. They will learn about the structure of DNA and the process of replicating DNA in the lab. Through a series of interactive activities, students will learn how to analyze blood spatter patterns and compare DNA samples to catch a murderer!
What is in a fingerprint and why is it unique to you? What is the difference between a shoe impression and a footprint? Students learn the skills of forensic scientists to answer these questions and more. They will watch demonstrations of dusting/lifting a fingerprint and casting a shoe impression. Students learn how to analyze the evidence left behind at the crime scene to solve the crime!