Welcome to Forensic Science

This course is an innovative and unique course that develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills while teaching students about forensic science. The multidisciplinary approach to this course addresses concepts in chemistry, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physics, medicine, mathematics and statistics, sociology, psychology, communications, and the law. Forensic Science is a natural vehicle for students to practice science as inquiry. For every piece of physical evidence brought in for analysis, the student must apply the scientific method. Students must be prepared to defend conclusions based on their own empirical evidence. The ultimate goal is for students to become confident that they can make sense of complex problems involving numerical data, evidence, uncertainty, and logical reasoning.

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Lesson Plans 2/20 – 2/24

Mon 2/20 – No School

Tues 2/21 – Lab : Fabric Observations

Wed 2/22 – Continue Lab : Fabric Observations

Thurs 2/23 – Complete Lab : Fabric Observations

Fri 2/24 – Write Lab Report : Fabric Observations

Lesson Plans 2/6 – 2/10

Mon 2/6 – Completion of Lab : Observation of Hair

Tues 2/7 – Crossword Puzzle : Hair – Ch. 5 Vocab review

Wed 2/8 – Checkpoint questions – Ch. 5 ( 1-20 ) Will use worksheet for number 1 question

Thurs 2/9 – Finish Checkpoint questions

Fri 2/10 – Quiz : Ch. 5 – Hair + ppt notes ( Turn in checkpoint questions after quiz )

Lesson Plans 1/30 – 2/3

Mon 1/30 – Spring Universal Screener

Tues 1/31 – Notes – Forensic Examination of Hair + Ch. 5 of textbook – Read

Wed 2/1 – Lab – Observation of Hair

Thurs 2/1- Lab – Continue Observation of Hair

Fri 2/2 – Crossword Puzzle – Hair ( Ch. 5 )

Lesson Plans 1/23 – 1/27

Mon 1/23 – Continue Analysis of white powders Lab – Complete and prepare for lab test

Tues 1/24 – Lab Test : The case of the Purloined pennies

Wed 1/25 – Finish Lab Test : The case of the Purloined pennies

Thurs 1/26 – Checkpoint questions – Ch. 9 ( 1-11 / 15 ) – Due Friday

Fri 1/27 – Test : Ch. 9 + ppt notes – Trace Evidence

Lesson Plans 1/16 – 1/20

Mon 1/16 – No School

Tues 1/17 – Lab : Analysis of White Powders – Setup ( Step 1 )

Wed 1/18 – Lab : Analysis of White Powders – Step 2 – Step 6

Thurs 1/19 – Lab : Analysis of White Powders – Step 7 – 10 : Complete identification sheet and prepare for test

Fri 1/20 – Inauguration day : Forensics and Presidential Assassinations Video

Lesson Plans 1/9 – 1/13

Mon 1/9 – Lab setup : Testing for environmental contamination

Tues 1/10 – Lab : Testing for environmental contamination

Wed 1/11 – Continue Lab : Testing for environmental contamination

Thurs 1/12 – Complete lab : Testing for environmental contamination

Fri 1/13 – Lab writeup – Testing for environmental contamination

Lesson Plans 1/2 – 1/6

Mon 1/2 – Continue Lab Day 2 : Identifications of Metals

Tues 1/3 – Continue Lab Day 3 : Identifications of Metals : Unknowns

Wed 1/4 – Lab Clean up and set up for next lab

Thurs 1/5 – Lab – Testing for Environmental Contamination

Fri 1/6 – Continue Lab Day 2 : Testing for Environmental Contamination

Lesson Plans 12/5 – 12/9

For detailed lesson plans click on the following link : Trace Evidence

Mon 12/5 – Notes : Introduction to Microscopy

Tues 12/6 – Notes : Guidelines for collection and preservation of Trace Evidence

Wed 12/7 – Lab : Identification of Metals

Thurs 12/8 – Continue Lab : Identification of Metals

Fri 12/9 – Complete Lab : Identification of Metals

Lesson Plans 11/28 – 12/1

For detailed lesson plans – please click on the following link : Trace Evidence

Mon 11/28 – Refresh Crime Scene – Discuss Test – Plan Retest

Tues 11/29 – Assign Science Book Review Project : Begin Reading ( Due 12/14 )

Wed 11/30 – Virtual Autopsy – Ch. 3 – The Crime Scene

Thurs 12/1 – Notes – Trace Evidence

Fri 12/2 – Notes – Intro to Microscopy

Lesson Plans 11/14 – 11/18

For detailed lesson plans on the unit please click the following link : Crime Scene

Mon 11/14 – Project Work Day : Crime Scene Application – Due Tuesday

Tues 11/15 – Draw : Sketch your crime scene / Turn in Crime Scene Application

Wed 11/16 – Quiz : Crime Scene differences / Turn in Crime Scene Drawing

Thurs 11/17 – Check Checkpoint questions – Turn in / Review for Test

Fri 11/18 – Test : Ch. 3 : The Crime Scene