Ivanna Eudora Kean High School student Asante Ambo, left, describes tire impression analysis at the school’s recent forensic science showcase.

ST. THOMAS — Students from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School stepped into the shoes of investigators and forensic scientists and showcased the skills and knowledge they acquired in their forensic science class last week.

Parents, police officers, and FBI agents listened as students displayed fingerprint lifting techniques, glass fragment analysis, luminol (blood) testing, and other skills relative to the field.

Students expressed gratitude to their teacher, Michealrose Ravalier, for engaging them with interesting activities that helped them understand the course content. Ravalier, who has a concentration in project-based learning, emphasized the value of motivating students through project-based activities.

“Students learn in many different ways, but if we use hands-on activities to help them gain a better understanding, then they are more engaged and interact with the content on a deeper level,” Ravalier explained.