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1 s Observation Skills What are observations how are they used in forensics? What makes a person a good observer how reliable are eyewitnesses? 5 Start by emptying a bag on the front table for 2 minutes then have students write down the number of items they can remember. Guided Notes Innocence Project Research Practice observation skills using photographs Read proficiently Quiz- 4 tips to being a good observer h. 1 Review p. 13 Graded critical thinking question based on a case study. oston, M: engage Learning Online photographs provided by engage questions on p. 15 Lab ctivities p P a g e

2 s Evidence ollection different types of evidence, how are they collected analyzed? seven steps of a crime scene investigation? How are crime scene maps created used? 6 Guided Notes Lab ctivities Graphic Organizer irect Indirect Evidence Evidence ollection Practical reation of rime Scene Maps ase Studies & Read proficiently on explanation Unit Test Observation Skills Evidence ollection. oston, M: engage Learning Theodolite pps for crime scene sketches 2 P a g e

3 s Hair parts of a hair how can it be used in a forensics investigation? 4 Guided Notes Lab ctivities Microscope Work Hair Practical ase Studies & Hair Testimony Essay Performance p. 76 Read proficiently ctivity Quiz Grade Lab Practical Graded Essay. oston, M: engage Learning Microscopes Hair Kit 3 P a g e

4 s Fibers Textiles common weave patterns in textile samples how can they be analyzed? 8 Guided Notes Lab ctivities Microscope Work Practical ase Studies & reate Weave Patterns Teacher W p. 89 Read proficiently text, ctivity Quiz Grade Lab Practical Unit Test Hair & Fibers/ Textiles p. 93. oston, M: engage Learning Microscopes Fiber/ Textile Labs 4 P a g e

5 s Forensic otany Fingerprints How can botanical evidence help solve crimes by linking people or objects, postmortem intervals, aiding in locations? Why should forensic botanists consult with local individuals? How has fingerprinting evolved with time? 8 Guided Notes ase Studies & Pollen & Plant Isolation of Pollen from Honey 5 Guided Notes ase Studies &. ctivity Forensic otany Exam. oston, M: engage Learning Flowering Plants 5 P a g e

6 s N Profiling How are fingerprints taken, recorded, presented in cases? How is N collected, processed used in criminal investigations? What is mtn how can it be used to profile a person? What is the Fingerprint ards Latent Print Lifts p. 172 Review 10 Guided Notes ase Studies & N extraction lab Gel Electonphoresis Lab STR Profiling Lab. ctivity Fingerprint Exam ctivities N Exam. oston, M: engage Learning Fingerprint Kit. oston, M: engage Learning 6 P a g e

7 s lood lood Splatter difference between an intron an exon? What is the forensic significance of the types of blood cells? How do you screen for blood? How are different types of bloodsplatter patterns formed? p Guided Notes ase Studies & p. 247 lood Presence Lab Test lood Splatter Effect of Height on lood rops p. 257 rime Scene Investigation p. 279 ctivities lood Exam. oston, M: engage Learning 7 P a g e

8 s Forensic Toxicology What are drugs, poisons toxins? What factors affect drug toxicology how are they analyzed? signs symptoms of overdose with a specific substance or combination of substances 10 Guided Notes ase Studies & p. 297 questions rug Lab (Urine) & rug Spot Test lass ebate: Should Marijuana e Legalized? Read proficiently ctivities Participation in lass ebate. oston, M: engage Learning. Urine Lab Web Sources related to legalizing marijuana 8 P a g e

9 s Hwriting, Forgery, ounterfeiting How is a sample of hwriting evidence compared to an exemplar using both qualitative quantitative characteristics its limitations? How are fraudulent documents created how are they prevented? How do older paper currencies compare with new 8 Guided Notes ase Studies & Hwriting Lab ctivity of Ransom note report to jury activity Lab ctivity: Is it authentic or counterfeit?, nalyze specific Read proficiently ctivities. oston, M: engage Learning. 9 P a g e

10 s Forensic Entomology currencies? How is forensic entomology used to help solve crimes? What is the significance of the four stages of blowfly metamorphosis in forensics how are they affected by environmental conditions? How do forensic entomologists interpret information to estimate a post mortem interval? 25 Guided Notes ase Studies & iagrams of lowfly Life Stages lowfly Lab (4-6 weeks) Housefly ctivity p. 377 Lab: Factors ffecting Postmortem Interval Estimates ccumulated egree Hours Read proficiently ctivities Entomology Test. oston, M: engage Learning. 10 P a g e

11 s eath; Manner, Mechanism ause What procedures documentation need to be utilized when collecting insect evidence? What is the difference between cellular death death of an organism? four manners of death? istinguish between cause, manner mechanism of death? What events 10 Guided Notes ase Studies & Lab: alculating Postmortem Intervals Using Rigor Mortis Lab: alculating Postmortem Intervals using lgor Mortis Lab: Tommy the Read ctivities Lab quiz eath Test. oston, M: engage Learning. 11 P a g e

12 s Soil Examination happen in the first few minutes of death? How do algol, liver rigor mortis develop after death? distinguishing characteristics compositions in different soils? four different sources of s? How can soil analysis link a suspect, victim, tool or other Tub 10 Guided Notes ase Studies & Lab: Examination of S Lab: Soil Evidence Examination Lab: hemical of S proficiently Read proficiently ctivities Soil Test. oston, M: engage Learning. 12 P a g e

13 s Isotopes.4 Forensic nthropology evidence to a crime scene? How can soil surfaces reveal a gravesite? How is soil evidence collected? What information can be determined from skeletal remains? How does an adult skeleton differ from a child s skeleton? What types of skeletal trauma can be seen in 15 Guided Notes ase Studies & Lab: etermining the ge of a Skull Lab: ones? Male or Female Web Quest Identifying Read proficiently ctivities Forensic nthropology Exam. oston, M: engage Learning. 13 P a g e

14 s remains? How do isotopes help determine where one lives? Romanovs ctivity: Estimation of body size from individual bones Glass Evidence What methods are used to analyze skeletal remains? three major components of glass? How are soda glass, lead glass, heat resistant glass different? How do you calculate the density of 10 Guided Notes ase Study & Lab: glass Fracture Pattern Lab: Glass ensity Lab: pproximating the Refractive Read proficiently ctivities Glass Exam. oston, M: engage Learning. 14 P a g e

15 s asts Impressions glass? How are glass fragments compared? What information can be determined from analyzing bullet holes in glass? How does impression evidence give clues about the crime scene, person(s) at the scene, events that occurred at the scene? What documentation Index of Glass Using a Submersion Test 10 Guided Notes ase Study Lab: Making a ast Lab: Shoe Size, Foot Size, Height Tire Impressions Read proficiently ctivities ast/impressi on Exam. oston, M: engage Learning. 15 P a g e

16 s supports using impressions as class evidence? How are casts created? Lab: ental Impressions 16 P a g e

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