The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas
Teacher Resources: Crime Scene in a Box

The Crime Scene in a Box provides students with the opportunity to learn about the challenges associated with modern crime scene investigation while attempting to solve a mock crime. From analyzing fingerprints to inspecting physical evidence, students will attempt to build a case using circumstantial evidence. Using the provided crime scenario and laboratory handouts, students will delve into the exciting world of the modern Texas Rangers and crime lab technicians.

Teacher Information

The Crime Scene in a Box is an outreach program designed for use by school teachers and home school teachers alike (home school classes should contact us about equipment required for use).

The Crime Scene in a Box may be rented at a cost of $2.00 per student (with a minimum of $20.00), plus shipping, for a period of two weeks. Local schools may choose to pick up and redeliver the trunk in person to avoid shipping fees.

Reserve the Crime Scene in a Box

Please print the reservation form and fax it to (254) 750-8629. You may also choose to have the form sent by email. You will be contacted within three business days of receiving this reservation form.

The Crime Scene in a Box includes:
  • Crime Scenario Evidence Suspect and Witness Statements
  • Crime Scene Photos
  • Teacher Materials Folder with Lesson Plans
  • Most Materials Needed for Experiments

Teachers must provide the following materials for certain activities:

    • Cardboard Box
    • Fume Hood
    • Super Glue (1oz containers)
    • Aprons & Latex Gloves
    • Glass or Aluminum Containers
    • Tweezers, Magnifying Glasses, & Q-tips
    • Microscopes
    • Photocopies of Handouts
The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas