Comparison Between Murder at Old Fields and Diablo Highway
Below is a brief comparison of the two activities. The short version of the story is that most teachers when teaching both activities will use Murder at Old Fields as a Level 1 activity and Diablo Highway as a Level 2 activity.
Both Murder at Old Fields and Diablo Highway are based on actual crimes from the past.
Murder at Old Fields has both a web-based digital activity and a real-world kit with labs that can be done in the school classroom or lab. Diablo Highway has both a web-based digital activity and a real-world kit with labs that can be done in the school classroom or lab.
Murder at Old Fields has 8 lessons and 5 lab activities. Diablo Highway has 11 lessons and 9 lab activities.
Murder at Old Fields has 1 crime scene. Diablo Highway has 2 crime scenes.
Murder at Old Fields has lab control samples and evidence in 2D. Diablo Highway has lab control samples and evidence in 3D.
Both Murder at Old Fields and Diablo Highway include what are considered the “basics” in Forensic Science investigation – Fingerprints Analysis, Blood Typing, DNA Analysis, Hair Analysis. In addition to having more labs overall, Diablo Highway also has two advanced labs – Crime Scene Mapping and Firearms Identification.
Diablo Highway offers enhanced 360 degree movement through the crime scene.
Murder at Old Fields costs less than Diablo Highway. – https://murderatoldfields.com/commerce/subscribe Students licenses can be purchased on a time-based subscription or as single use accounts that do not expire. Teacher accounts are free.
Diablo Highway cost more than Murder at Old Fields. – https://learnengines.co/product/diablo-highway-online-forensic-science-lab-activity/ Diablo Highway has free Teacher Licenses and Single Use Student Licenses that do not expire but does not offer time-based subscription licenses.