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Forensic Science
Instructor: Mrs. Cox   
College Prep Forensic Science (CPFS) is a college prep course designed to strengthen high school students skills and content knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, and Physical properties, as well as improve their overall skills in basic math concepts such as Algebra, Geometry, Measurements, Ratios, Word Problems, & Statistics, English (Biographies, Communication, Research Skills, Technical Reading Skills), Social Studies (Careers, Constitutional Rights, Criminal Justice, Forensic History, Processing Skills (Comparative Analysis, Critical Thinking, Observation Skills, Organizational Skills, Problem Solving, Study Skills), and Technology (Chromatography, Computers, Electrophoresis, Microscopy, Photography) to everyday applications. This course is designed to intrigue the minds of students who may perhaps be less interested in science because they have never been able to apply science to real life situations and entice them into the science field of study.

Files - listed Alphabetically
 CaseáStudies
Real-life cases - analyze and conclude
 Class Activities
all assignments not finished in class MUST be completed as homework
 CLASS POWERPOINT NOTES
All notes presented in class can be found in this file. If you miss class, please make sure that you get the notes and class information for the missed days.
 Exam Study Guides
Chapter 1 - 16 and Final Exam study guides
 Forensic Science Literacy
Reading assignments
 Forms
All standard forms
 Labs - lab activities
Forensic Science/skills labs - listed in alphabetical order
 Cell Structure and Function description.doc
Cell Structure and Function - review
Videos and Video Links
Weekly Agenda
Week 5 - Case Studies - Forensic Science in the News
 

 

 

MONDAY

9/10

TYPES OF EVIDENCE QUIZ, CHAPTER 2 - FRIDAY 9/14/12 

TESTIMONIAL VERSUS DIRECT EVIDENCE

“THE CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL” VIDEO CLIP

ACTIVITY -

practice activity- “untrue confessions” – observations LINK TO ACTIVITY

 

TUESDAY

9/11

PHYSICAL VERSUS CLASS EVIDENCE

  • PROBABILTY AND CLASS EVIDENCE

LITERACY - Case Study - The Coral Eugene Watts Trial (pp 37 - 38)

 CHAPTER 2 EXAM – WED 9/19/12

CHAPTER 2 STUDY GUIDE  #1 – 6 – EXAM WEDNESDAY 9/19/12

 

WEDNESDAY

 

9/12

 

INDIVIDUALIZED EVIDENCE – ACTIVITY 2.2 PAGES  46 – 47  

CHAPTER 2 STUDY GUIDE  #7 – 17 – EXAM WEDNESDAY 9/19/12

 

THURSDAY

 

9/13

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 

COMPLETE ACTIVITY  - 2.2 AND CHAPTER 2 STUDY GUIDE 1 – 17 (FROM TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

 

FRIDAY

 

9/14

 

TYPES OF EVIDENCE QUIZ

MINIMUM DAY

LITERACY - CASE STUDY – 2.4 – RICHARD CRAFTS”

  • READ
  • THINK WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW, AND WHY?
  • HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT POINTS
  • ANSWER ANALYSIS QUESTIONS

            WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW AND WHY?

HOMEWORK  - COPY OF QUESTIONS

REAL LIFE ISSUES – PAGE 52

READ, ANSWER, DISCUSS

“BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE; PUBLIC INFORMATION ON REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS.”

Week 4 - Types of Evidence
 

MONDAY

9/3

HOLIDAY – LABOR DAY

 

TUESDAY

 

9/4

 

review for chapter 1 exam

  • VOCABULARY CROSSWORD
  • REVIEW GAME

WEDNESDAY

9/5

chapter 1 and sciEnce skills exam  - refer to study guide

AFTER EXAM:

CHAPTER 2 – TYPES OF EVIDENCE

VOCABULARY CH 2 – IN COMPOSITION BOOK –

(8 vocabulary words OMIT PAGE 41)

 

THURSDAY

 

9/6

 

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-interrogator/

*BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO

911 – 9/11/2001

 Chapter 2

READ OBJECTIVES – FIRST

ANSWER THE “YOU WILL BE ABLE TO” SECTION – PAGE 32 (COMPOSITION BOOK – DOUBLE ENTRY)

 

 

FRIDAY

9/7

CHAPTER 2 – TYPES OF EVIDENCE

 OPENER: Casey Anthony Trial – Opening arguments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oi9JcY0714 

Notes -

● Types of Evidence

● Testimonial or Direct Evidence

● Physical Evidence

 

 

Week 3 - Science Skills

MONDAY

8/27

OPENER: NAME THE ORGANIZATION

chapter 1 notes –

NOTES: LOCARD PRINCIPLE, PAGE 17 TEXTBOOK

 Case Study Activity: 1.1 – page 17 - Locard Principle – ANSWER questions on page 17

 

TUESDAY

8/28

Case Study Activity: 1.1 – page 17 - Locard Principle – ANSWER questions on page 17

 

WEDNESDAY

8/29

QUIZ - METRIC SUSTEM CONVERSIONS - FRIDAY 8/31/12

handout - STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 1 & science skills. USE YOUR NOTES AND PRIOR COMPOSTION BOOK ASSIGNMENTS TO REVIEW FOR EXAM.

chapter 1 & science skills exam – wednesday 9/5/12

Lab: VISIBLE PROOF – BERTILLONAGE MEASUREMENT DIAGRAM

 Body Measurement Lab – metric conversions Bertillonage Measurement Diagram

·       Understand how to convert units using the Metric system

·       Dimensional analysis for unit conversions

Stair method for metric conversions

 

THURSDAY

8/30

complete  - bertillonage measurement lab

convert metric measurements

 

FRIDAY

 

8/31

 

QUIZ - METRIC SYSTEM CONVERSIONS 

GRAPHING SKILLS ACTIVITY – types of graphs and their application in math and science

HANDOUT - 

 

 

Week 2 - Scientific Method - History of Forensic Science
 

 

 

MONDAY

8/20

Scientific method continued –

 activity- “free standing”

 QUIZ – scientifc method Friday 8/24/12

 

WEDNESDAY

 

8/22

 

Chapter 1

  • vocabulary -
  • READING FOR UNDERSTANDING, DOUBLE ENTRY

READ OBJECTIVES – FIRST

ANSWER THE “YOU WILL BE ABLE TO” SECTION – PAGE 2 (COMPOSITION BOOK – DOUBLE ENTRY)

 

THursDAY

 

8/23

 

1/2 Class - complete objectives

1/2 class - Silent reading and summary of reading: pages 4 - 6

                  What is forensic Science?

                  Crime Laboratories

CHAPTER 1 – HISTORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE - NOTES

 ACTIVITY – TIMELINE 500BC - 2007

 

FRIDAY

 

8/24

 

QUIZ – THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD 

CHAPTER 1 – HISTORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

ACTIVITY – TIMELINE 500BC – 2007 (COMPLETION)

 

First Day of Class
 CLASS MATERIALS

 

      Students are required to purchase a separate composition book with lined paper.

      Students will complete daily warm-ups, notes, and vocabulary, case study analysis, and activities in their composition book.

      #2 Pencils, 2- black or blue pens, glue sticks, basic calculator, 3 different colored highlighters, lined paper. 

Year & Semester Overview

FALL SEMESTER OVERVIEW                        

SPRING SEMESTER OVERVIEW

Introduction & Organization

Trace Evidence

History & Laws

Soil & Glass

Methodology

Blood Evidence

Types of Evidence

DNA

Evaluating a Crime Scene

Forensic Entomology

Fingerprinting

Forensic Anthropology

Hair & Fiber Analysis

Firearms, toolmarks, impressions, & injuries

Toxicology`

Document & handwriting analysis

Poisons & Alcohol

Careers in Forensic Science

          

First Day of School
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING PAPER, COMPOSITION BOOK (LINED  OR QUADRILLE), PENS, AND PENCILS TO YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS 

 

 

Vocabulary and Objectives (YOU WILL BE ABLE TO)
Forensic Science in the News - OLD and NEW
HOMEWORK
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Homework
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