Forensics 1st Six Weeks

Day 1 (A - 08/20): Students will be able to identify safe laboratory practices in laboratory and field settings and distinguish between science and non-science statements using characteristics or criteria of science


Day 2 (A - 08/22): Students will be able list the Scientific Method and draw inferences from current events and distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories.

Day 3 (A - 08/24): Students will be able apply the Scientific Method to design experiment(s) and test a variety of questions/problems and distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories.

  • Hypothesis Model: Theory or Law
    • Using the notes above, compare and Contrast Scientific Hypotheses and Scientific Theories
  • Marshmallow Challenge LAB
  • Designing Experiments
  • HOMEWORK - Bring a snack bag size of chips

Day 4 (A - 08/28): Student will be able to calculate metric conversions and evaluate numerical answers for reasonableness and be able to define accuracy and precision


Day 5 (A - 08/30): Students will be able to use Scientific Reasoning and Methodology to name unknown substances be able to analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using data, logical reasoning, and observations 

Day 6 (A - 09/04): Students will be able to use scientific reasoning and methodology to name unknown substances and be able to identify and describe the CSI Effect 

Day 7 (A - 09/06): Students will be able to identify the roles, functions, and responsibilities of forensic science professionals

  • Careers in Forensics Notes
  • Create a Mock Resume of an experienced forensic professional.  
    • Sample resumes may be viewed on Google Docs 
    • The following rubric will be used for assessment: Resume Rubric

Day 8 and Day 9 (A - 09/10, A - 09/12): Students will be able to discuss the different education and training requirements for the various careers in forensic science 

  • Finish Careers in Forensics Mock Resume - HOMEWORK - due 09/15
  • Create an employment vacancy poster for a particular forensics position.  

                  Use www.aafs.org for current employment opportunities in forensic science  
                  The following rubric will be used for assessment: Individual Work Rubric


Day 10 (A - 09/14): Students will be able to compare and contrast the role of forensic science and crime scene investigators and identify career-related information for FBI Crime Lab units


Day 11 and Day 12 (A - 09/18; A - 09/20): Students will be able to illustrate the history of forensic science and recognize the major contributors to the development of forensic science 

Unit 2 Test - Careers and History of Forensics - TEST on A - 09/26 and B - 09/27)


Day 13 (A - 09/24): Students will be able to analyze the role of forensic pathologists and anthropologists and describe historical events in forensics science

  • Unit 2 Test - Careers and History of Forensics 
  • Turn in Forensic Timeline
  • Watch CSI and write an essay describing the collection of evidence what the forensic pathologist determined as COD

Day 14 (A - 09/26; B - 09/27): Students will be able to show proficiency in understanding careers in forensics and the historical contributions in forensic science

Day 15 (A - 29): Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the roles of forensic pathologists and anthropologists and utilize deductive reasoning skills to evaluate and conclude who committed the murder

Start the 2nd 6wks

Metric Conversion Trick!