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1 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Forensic Science / Introduction to Forensic Science Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic science, provide knowledge of the major contributors in developing forensic science, describe the forensic organizations, capabilities, and services provided by Federal Government, State of Massachusetts and local forensic laboratories, explain Locard s Exchange Principle. What is forensic science? What services are provided by Full-Service Crime Labs? What is the history and development of Forensic Science? Suggested Number of Sessions: 2 Blocks SI.S1 Explain how Forensic Science and Criminalistics use Scientific Method in their everyday work SI.S3 Describe the major historical benchmarks and Development of Forensic Science SI.S1 Explain the Organization and Services provided by Crime Laboratories SI.S1 Provide an overview of the Legal system in relation to Forensic Science Lecture with notes Worksheets Activities: Create a timeline on the history and development of Forensic Science Worksheet on the Legal system organization Video on what is a real crime lab and what is fictional TV lab Virtual tour of crime lab Texts: Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall. Print. Siegel, Jay A. Forensic Science The Basics. CRC, Print. Discovery Channel Movie: Forensic Science Segments from Investigation Discovery: Discovery Channel Segments from CBS, CSI TV shows Segments from Forensic Files TruTV Grading of worksheets Grading of Activities Quiz/Test Summarize Case Article Video segment worksheets-what is Forensics and What is not Forensics

2 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Forensic Science / Crime Scene Investigation Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain how to process the crime scene. How do you secure and isolate the crime scene? How do you record the crime scene in its original state? What is the importance of maintaining the Chain of Custody? What are the legal considerations at the crime scene? Suggested Number of Sessions: 5 Blocks SIS3 Explain the importance of Securing and Isolating the crime scene Lecture with notes. Texts: Saferstein, Richard; Criminalistics, 8th ed. Prentice Hall. Print. Quiz Grading of Lab SIS1 Explain legal implications if the Chain of Custody is broken SIS2 Describe and demonstrate how to and record the crime scene: tag labels, photography, video recording, and sketching Digital cameras Video Cameras Computers Lab: Don t touch the Evidence p. 37 (Lab on Crime Scene Evaluation) Siegel, Jay A. Forensic Science The Basics. CRC, Print. Walker, Pam. Crime scene investigations real-life science labs for grades West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education, Print. Presentation of final sketches to courtroom (class) Famous Case readings/analysis Segments from Forensic Files TruTV Segments from NBC Law & Order

3 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Forensic Science / Evidence Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the different ways evidence can be categorized. What are the differences between real and demonstrative evidence, known and unknown evidence, and class and individual evidence? What is identification and individualization? What are examples of positive and negative controls? What are positives and false negatives? Suggested Number of Sessions: 3 Block SI.S1 Explain the various ways evidence can be classified SI.S3 Explain why analytical test must be verified to make sure they are working properly Lecture with notes Activity: Classify evidence found at crime scene p. 66 Texts: Siegel, Jay A. and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: The Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Quiz Chapter Test Yourself questions

4 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Concept of ph, Spectrophotometer, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Microscopy Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain the concept of Ph, define and characterize the different types of chromatography, explain the basic principles of electrophoresis, describe the wave nature of light, describe the effect of UV/visible light on matter and the types of matter that absorb these types of light, explain how a spectrophotometer is used and describe how microscopy is a powerful tool used in forensic science. Suggested Number of Sessions: 7 Blocks CH8:2 Become familiar with basic chemistry concepts such as ph, separating solids, and polarity SI.S3 Compare the basic differences of chromatography techniques commonly used in forensic science SI.S3 Understand the differences between thin-layer chromatography and gel electrophoresis PHYSICS 6:2 Explain why the areas of the electromagnetic spectrum (UV/visible light) are of most interest to forensic scientist SI.S4 Compare the different types of microspy used by forensic scientists to analyze evidence Lecture with notes. /Chapter Questions Exploration /Solve Activities On the Web activities at the end of chapters 4, 5, & 6 Labs: Picking up the pieces (fiber analysis) p. 119 Chromatography of dyes p. 50 A Pool of yellow evidence (urine analysis ph) p. 128 What is the White Powder p. 199 Chromatography p. 197 Microscopes How to use properly Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics. 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Walch. Top Shelf Forensics (Top Shelf Science Series Ser). Portland: Walch Pub Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects

5 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Fingerprints and Other Impressions Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to know the common ridge characteristics of a fingerprint, name and describe the physical and chemical detection of fingerprints, describe the concept of an automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), list the technique for developing latent fingerprints on porous and nonporous, and explain the various types of impression evidence. Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks Lecture with notes SI.S3 Three (3) Fundamental Principles of Fingerprints: no identical ridge patterns, general ridge patterns permit systematic classification, and fingerprints remain unchanged during an individuals lifetime SI.S4 Distinguish visible, plastic, and latent fingerprints and how to detect each type SI.S2 How to preserve / develop fingerprints SI.S2 How footwear impressions are formed SI.S2 How to identify tire tread impressions Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: On the web p. 176 Mini Lab 2: Henry Classification of Your Fingerprints p.171 The case of the Telling Fingerprint p. 56 Fingerprints Lab p. 60 Making impression Casts of footprints and tire treads p.59 Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Rainis, Kenneth G. Fingerprints: Crime-solving Science Experiments. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, Print. Rainis, Kenneth G. Hair, Clothing and Tire Track Evidence: Crimesolving Science Experiments. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects PHYSICS: 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 Describe techniques for rifling a barrel Possible Guest Speaker Police Dept.and local Forensic Engineer

6 Science 8/10/10 Topic/Unit: Questioned Documents Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define a questioned document, describe the methods for analyzing and comparing Handwriting, describe methods for uncovering erasures and other obliterations and variations in pen inks, describe the methods of analysis of copier toners and printers, and describe how forgeries and tracing are detected. Suggested Number of Sessions: 6 Blocks Lecture with notes SI.S2 Characteristics used for comparison of handwriting (handwriting analysis) SI.S3 Several type of methods used to alter documents SI.S3 Recognize the class and individual characteristics of typewriters, photocopiers, and computer printers Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Quicklab: p. 647 Handwriting comparison Case # 5: The Case of the Windsor Note p. 68 Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics. 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects Case # 6 : The Case of the Questioned Photocopy p. 75 Rainis, Kenneth G. Forgery: Crime-solving Science Experiments. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, Print.

7 Topic/Unit: Firearms and Toolmarks Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define toolmark analysis and toolmarks, define firearm analysis and its scope, define and list the various types of weapons, define and give examples of stria, describe the various types of markings left on bullets and cartridges by weapons, describe how bullets and cartridges are matched to a particular weapon, describe how distance-of-firing determinations are made with rifled weapons and shotguns, describe the various types of propellants and primers used in weapons, describe other toolmarks, and describe how serial number restorations are accomplished and the principle behind them Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks Lecture with notes SI.S1 Methods used in firearms Identification PHYSICS 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 Define rifling and how it how it occurs in firearms PHYSICS 1:1 Explain the anatomy of a live round SI.S2 Describe how propellants and primers are used in weapons SI.S2 Explain how scientists examine firearm evidence PHYSICS 1:1 Explain how distance-of-fire is determined in a crime investigation SI.S1 Describe various types of toolmarks Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Quicklab: Toolmarks p. 617 Lab: Tool Marks the Spot p. 77 Mini Research on JFK assassination cience (determining the location of the shooter and trajectory) Bullet Trajectory Activity p. 507 Field Trip or Guest Speaker: Smith & Wesson Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Walker, Pam. Crime scene investigations real-life science labs for grades West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education, Print. Bertino, Anthony. Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation. Scotia, NY: South-Western, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects

8 Topic/Unit: Firearms and Toolmarks Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define toolmark analysis and toolmarks, define firearm analysis and its scope, define and list the various types of weapons, define and give examples of stria, describe the various types of markings left on bullets and cartridges by weapons, describe how bullets and cartridges are matched to a particular weapon, describe how distance-of-firing determinations are made with rifled weapons and shotguns, describe the various types of propellants and primers used in weapons, describe other toolmarks, and describe how serial number restorations are accomplished and the principle behind them Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

9 Topic/Unit: Firearms and Toolmarks Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define toolmark analysis and toolmarks, define firearm analysis and its scope, define and list the various types of weapons, define and give examples of stria, describe the various types of markings left on bullets and cartridges by weapons, describe how bullets and cartridges are matched to a particular weapon, describe how distance-of-firing determinations are made with rifled weapons and shotguns, describe the various types of propellants and primers used in weapons, describe other toolmarks, and describe how serial number restorations are accomplished and the principle behind them Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

10 Topic/Unit: Forensic Pathology & Entomology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic pathology, distinguish between the four manners of death: natural, accidental, suicidal, and homicidal, explain how the development of rigor, algor, and livor mortis occurs following death, describe the stages of decomposition of a corpse, define and describe an autopsy and explain when a coroner or medical examiner must perform an autopsy, explain how time of death can be estimated using insect evidence, describe the contributions that forensic entomology can make in solving death cases, describe ways forensic entomology can help determine the postmortem interval, list and describe various types of arthropods that invade a body after death, describe the contributions of forensic entomology to the determination of the presence of drugs and poisons in the body, explain how the time of death can be estimated using the autopsy report on stomach contents Suggested Number of Sessions: 5 Blocks Lecture with notes B4:8 Define the meaning of the manner of death Explain the various methods used to determine the time of death B6:3 Describe the stages of decomposition in humans and other animals Explain how insects are used to help determine the time of death SI.S3 Define Medicolegal autopsy SI.S1 Explain the autopsy process SI.S4 Describe the various patterns of injury and classification of violent deaths Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Calculating time of death using rigor mortis p. 326 Insect study p. 331 Estimation of time of death using insect, algor, and livor mortis p.334 Use dissecting microscopes to analyze Blowfly On the Web Activities p. 251 Possible guest speaker: Pathologist or Medical examiner Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Bertino, Anthony. Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation. Scotia, NY: South- Western, Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects Explain and describe the life-cycle of the Blowfly

11 Topic/Unit: Forensic Pathology & Entomology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic pathology, distinguish between the four manners of death: natural, accidental, suicidal, and homicidal, explain how the development of rigor, algor, and livor mortis occurs following death, describe the stages of decomposition of a corpse, define and describe an autopsy and explain when a coroner or medical examiner must perform an autopsy, explain how time of death can be estimated using insect evidence, describe the contributions that forensic entomology can make in solving death cases, describe ways forensic entomology can help determine the postmortem interval, list and describe various types of arthropods that invade a body after death, describe the contributions of forensic entomology to the determination of the presence of drugs and poisons in the body, explain how the time of death can be estimated using the autopsy report on stomach contents Suggested Number of Sessions: 5 Blocks

12 Science 8/11/10 Topic/Unit: Anthropology and Odontology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic anthropology, describe the development and structure of bones, describe the various components of the biological profile, describe the various anthropological tests that can be done on skulls to help identify them, list and describe the various way forensic odontology is used in forensic science. Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks B4:5 Describe the development of Human Skeleton Bone structure Learn how scientists use Identify skeletal remains B5:1 Understand the significance of identifying the age of bone remains Describe how scientists profile biological remains B4:5 Describe the different types of bone trauma and individual features Explain and describe how to analyze skull remains Lecture with notes Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Determining the age of a skull p. 380 Bones: Male or Femalep.381 Medical Examiner s Findings p.388 Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits.: Forensic Science the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Bertino, Anthony. Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation. Scotia, NY: South- Western, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects Describe the structure and development of teeth B5:1 Explain how scientists identify dental remains B4:5 Describe how bite marks patterns are analyzed Explain how Forensic Odontology is used in abuse cases

13 Topic/Unit: Anthropology and Odontology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic anthropology, describe the development and structure of bones, describe the various components of the biological profile, describe the various anthropological tests that can be done on skulls to help identify them, list and describe the various way forensic odontology is used in forensic science. Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

14 Topic/Unit: Anthropology and Odontology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define forensic anthropology, describe the development and structure of bones, describe the various components of the biological profile, describe the various anthropological tests that can be done on skulls to help identify them, list and describe the various way forensic odontology is used in forensic science. Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

15 Topic/Unit: Serology, Bloodstain patterns and other bodily fluids Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define and describe the components of blood, describe various types of preliminary tests for blood, define semen and describe its components, describe the preliminary and confirmatory tests for semen, describe the common tests for vaginal secretions, describe the common tests for saliva, describe the role of bloodstain pattern analysis in crime scene reconstruction, describe the physical properties of blood and how they contribute to the various types of bloodstains, and describe the various types of bloodstains. Suggested Number of Sessions: 9 Blocks B4:2 Describe the components of Blood Explain how scientist analyze blood Describe the methods used as confirmatory blood tests PHYSICS 1:1, 1:2 Explain how scientists analyze bloodstain patterns at a crime scene B4:6 & B4:2 Explain the biochemical composition of seminal fluid, vaginal secretions, and saliva Lecture with notes Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Quicklab: Blood Typing p. 395 Lab: Bloodstains on the Ground p. 199 Lab: Cold Blood - A Lab on Blood-drop Analysis Discussion and readings from the OJ Simpson case Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics; Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print. Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction; 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Walker, Pam. Crime Scene Investigations : Real-life Science Labs for Grades West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects

16 Topic/Unit: Serology, Bloodstain patterns and other bodily fluids Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define and describe the components of blood, describe various types of preliminary tests for blood, define semen and describe its components, describe the preliminary and confirmatory tests for semen, describe the common tests for vaginal secretions, describe the common tests for saliva, describe the role of bloodstain pattern analysis in crime scene reconstruction, describe the physical properties of blood and how they contribute to the various types of bloodstains, and describe the various types of bloodstains. Suggested Number of Sessions: 9 Blocks

17 Topic/Unit: Serology, Bloodstain patterns and other bodily fluids Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define and describe the components of blood, describe various types of preliminary tests for blood, define semen and describe its components, describe the preliminary and confirmatory tests for semen, describe the common tests for vaginal secretions, describe the common tests for saliva, describe the role of bloodstain pattern analysis in crime scene reconstruction, describe the physical properties of blood and how they contribute to the various types of bloodstains, and describe the various types of bloodstains. Suggested Number of Sessions: 9 Blocks

18 Topic/Unit: DNA Typing Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define DNA and describe its structure, describe the precautions necessary when collecting biologic evidence, describe how RFLP DNA typing is carried out, describe how PCR is carried out and how DNA can be typed by PCR, describe how STRs are measured, describe how population frequency statistics are used to describe the significance of a DNA match, define mitochondrial DNA and describe how it is typed, Define CODIS and describe its structure and how it is used in criminal investigation Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks B3:1 Describe DNA components and structure B3:2 Explain the process of DNA Replication Explain the procedures used in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Describe how scientists use DNA typing with Tandem Repeats (RFLP, STRs, and Electrophoresis) to determine a DNA match to solve a crime B3:1 Define Mitochondrial DNA and explain the importance of mdna in finding a DNA match SI.S2 Explain the procedure for collection and preservation of DNA evidence SI.S4 Define Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and explain how it is used Lecture with notes Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Inspector s DNA Casebook project p.73 Who are the Parents? P.187 Virtual Labs: PCR and Gel electrophoresis Lab: Electrophoresis lab OJ Simpson case Analysis - Readings Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall, Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits; Forensic Science: the Basics, Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction. 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Rainis, Kenneth G.; Blood and DNA Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments, Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, Print. Bertino, Anthony; Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation, Scotia, NY: South- Western, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects

19 Topic/Unit: DNA Typing Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define DNA and describe its structure, describe the precautions necessary when collecting biologic evidence, describe how RFLP DNA typing is carried out, describe how PCR is carried out and how DNA can be typed by PCR, describe how STRs are measured, describe how population frequency statistics are used to describe the significance of a DNA match, define mitochondrial DNA and describe how it is typed, Define CODIS and describe its structure and how it is used in criminal investigation Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

20 Topic/Unit: DNA Typing Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define DNA and describe its structure, describe the precautions necessary when collecting biologic evidence, describe how RFLP DNA typing is carried out, describe how PCR is carried out and how DNA can be typed by PCR, describe how STRs are measured, describe how population frequency statistics are used to describe the significance of a DNA match, define mitochondrial DNA and describe how it is typed, Define CODIS and describe its structure and how it is used in criminal investigation Suggested Number of Sessions: 8 Blocks

21 Science 8/12/10 Topic/Unit: Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (hair, fibers, glass, paint, and soil) Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe in detail the common types of Physical Evidence Why is evidence admissible? What is the significance of physical evidence? Why is comparative analysis an important procedure in determining whether or not a suspect specimen and a standard/reference have a common origin? What is the importance of the process of Identification of physical evidence. What is meant by evidence possessing individual or class characteristics? What hair features are useful for microscopic comparison of human hairs? What are the properties of fibers that are most useful for forensic comparison? What is the proper collection of soil evidence? What is the proper collection and useful examination for performing a forensic comparison of paint? What is the proper collection and preservation of forensic paint evidence? Suggested Number of Sessions: 10 Blocks Lecture with notes SI.S1 Recognize what is good evidence? Compare direct evidence to physical evidence B:1, CH 7:4 Describe common types of Physical Evidence (trace evidence: hair, fibers, paint, soil, and glass) SI.S4 Describe methods used to collect and preserve trace evidence Exploration /Solve Activities Possible guest speaker from MA State Crime Lab Activites: Exploration Activity p.8 Solve Activity: Robbery p. 11 Project: Making a hair and fiber reference collection p.36 Analyzing Paint Chips p.81 Lab: Glass is Breaking Up p.85 Texts: Saferstein, Richard; Criminalistics, 8th ed. Prentice Hall. Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits; Forensic Science: the Basics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Walch. Top Shelf Forensics (Top Shelf Science Series Ser). Portland: Walch Pub., Print. Rainis, Kenneth G. Hair, Clothing and Tire Track Evidence: Crimesolving Science Experiments. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, Print. Walker, Pam, and Elaine Wood. Crime Scene Investigations: Reallife Science Labs for Grades San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects

22 Science 8/12/10 Topic/Unit: Illicit Drugs and Forensic toxicology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define a drug and distinguish licit drugs from illicit ones, describe the classification of drugs by major effect, understand the proper collection and preservation of drug evidence, and describe how an illicit drug is analyzed correctly by forensic chemist. Suggested Number of Sessions: 6 Blocks B4:4 Define the different types of drugs and their chemical effects on the body Explain the Drug-Control Laws SI.S1Explain how Forensic Chemists performs drug analysis Describe how law enforcement personnel should collect and preserve of drug Evidence CH8:2 Describe the principles of Pharmacology (drug intake, circulation of drugs in the bloodstream, elimination of drugs, metabolism, synergism, tolerance, addiction verses dependence) Explain the pharmacology and toxicology of Ethyl-Alcohol Lecture with notes Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: Quicklab: ph Test p. 247 Drug Identification (Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve) p. 271 Virtual tour: Alcohol Analyzer wloitlo.do?method=preview&lang= EN&id=5229 Possible guest speaker (DEA) or local Police Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics; 8th ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics; Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction; 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Bertino, Anthony. Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation; Scotia, NY: South-Western, Print. Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects B4:4 Explain the methods uses to determine how much drinking does it take to get drunk Measurement of BAC SI.S2 Field Sobriety Tests

23 Science 8/12/10 Topic/Unit: Illicit Drugs and Forensic toxicology Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define a drug and distinguish licit drugs from illicit ones, describe the classification of drugs by major effect, understand the proper collection and preservation of drug evidence, and describe how an illicit drug is analyzed correctly by forensic chemist. Suggested Number of Sessions: 6 Blocks

24 Science 8/12/10 Topic/Unit: Fires and Explosions Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define fire and explosion, give examples of arson and incendiary fires, define combustion and give examples of combustion reactions, describe how fire and explosion scenes are investigated and what evidence is sought, and describe methods for the laboratory analysis of fire and explosion debris. Suggested Number of Sessions: 5 Blocks CH 1:1, 1:2, 3:1 Describe the chemical composition of various fires SI.S3 Explain the methods used to Extinguish fires SI.S1 Define incendiary fires Explain the various causes of fires Describe investigators determine the fire point of origin CH 1:1 Describe how accelerants play a role in a fire SI.S1Describe how investigators analyze of fire scene evidence Lecture with notes Exploration /Solve Activities Activities: The Flame test hers/lessons/xray_spectra/studentworksheet-flame.html Hunt for the Serial Arsonist - Nova rs/activities/2214_arsonist.html CSI web adventures Possible Arson squad guest speaker Texts: Saferstein, Richard. Forensic Science: An Introduction; 2 nd ed. Prentice Hall Print. Siegel, Jay A., and Kathy Mirakovits. Forensic Science: the Basics; Boca Raton, FL: CRC, Print Quiz/Test Grading Activity worksheets chapter review questions Famous Case readings/analysis Teacher observations using activity rubric during exploration activity and projects Explain the causes of explosions Explain the methods used to Investigate bombing scenes

25 Science 8/12/10 Topic/Unit: Fires and Explosions Curricular Goals/ Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define fire and explosion, give examples of arson and incendiary fires, define combustion and give examples of combustion reactions, describe how fire and explosion scenes are investigated and what evidence is sought, and describe methods for the laboratory analysis of fire and explosion debris. Suggested Number of Sessions: 5 Blocks

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