Forensics

Forensic Lab Science A (1/2 credit, single mod)
This course offers students a chance to gain and apply knowledge from the areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, archaeology, anthropology, law, medicine and professional/technical writing and English language forensics while satisfying some of the goals, expectations, and indicators in the MSDE High School Core Learning Goals for Goal 1 (Skills and Processes), Goal 2 (Concepts of Earth/Space Science), Goal 3 (Concepts of Biology), and Goal 4 (Concepts of Chemistry). The course will cover selected topics as time and budget allow from the following list: The Crime Scene, Physical Evidence, Glass and Soil, Organic Analysis, The Microscope, Hair/Fiber/Paint, and Drugs. The course will evaluate students using a series of inquiry labs, discussion of case studies, field trips and guest speakers, internet research and practical lab exams that will allow students to strengthen skills in observation, interpretation, reasoning, and formal presentation.

Required coursework/Comments:  Algebra 1 “C” or better. No documented violations of lab safety in any science course.  No documented violations of school rules for field trips.

Class Syllabus


Forensic Lab Science B (1/2 credit, single mod)

This course offers students a chance to gain and apply knowledge from the areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, archaeology, anthropology, law, medicine and professional/technical writing and English language forensics while satisfying some of the goals, expectations, and indicators in the MSDE High School Core Learning Goals for Goal 1 (Skills and Processes), Goal 2 (Concepts of Earth/Space Science), Goal 3 (Concepts of Biology), and Goal 4 (Concepts of Chemistry). The course will cover selected topics as time and budget allow from the following list: Toxicology, Forensic Aspects of Arson and Explosions, Forensic Serology, DNA, Fingerprints, Firearms and Toolmarks, and Document and Voice Examination. The course will evaluate students using a series of inquiry labs, discussion of case studies, field trips and guest speakers, internet research and practical lab exams that will allow students to strengthen skills in observation, interpretation, reasoning, and formal presentation.

Required coursework/Comments:  Algebra 1 “C” or better. No documented violations of lab safety in any science course. No documented violations of school rules for field trips.

Class Syllabus

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