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Forensic Science: 17 Week Condensed Flex Format (High School Science Credit)

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (4)
Completed by 55 learners
This is a FULL YEAR of forensics, condensed into ONE 17 WEEK SEMESTER. Is your child interested in a unique science credit course? A career in forensics? This course will teach your child how to analyze crime scenes and how to use problem-solving skills. This course will count as an elective or 4th science credit for highschoolers.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (77)
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$6 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 17 weeks
No live meetings


Class Experience

-Students should be able to work in a group to solve scientific problems, be effective leaders as well as effective team members, and interact productively with a diverse group of peers.  
-Students will exhibit a basic understanding of criminal justice systems as they relate to forensic science.
***This course will feature all of the state and NGS standards for middle and high school forensics. If you need a copy of the standards that will be covered, please request. 
Mrs. Collins is a current forensics teacher, with certification in science and gifted education.  She teaches forensics in the school system and online. She has created various formats for this course: 8 week super condensed, 12 week semi super condensed, 17 week condensed, and regular year format. The course normally cost $599 in a private school setting. 
In this FLEX course, students will be provided a new chapter pdf to read each week. Most chapters are 10-15 pages long. In addition, the student will be asked to complete 1-2 assignments for each chapter. Remember this is a condensed course so the student is only given assignments that will help with comprehension or for a specific standard. So students will need to complete all tasks each week, we ask parents to check the class wall once a week to make sure work is being uploaded. 
 6 files available upon enrollment
spiral notebook to hold notes and assignments notecards (or cut up pieces of paper to put vocabulary on) coloring pencils pen pencil ruler stamp pad or eyeshadow to use for fingerprinting lab red food coloring spiral notebook for note taking ziploc bag or shoebox to hold notecards popsicle sticks glue paper black construction paper q tips for a lab clear tape corn syrup chocolate syrup food coloring (blue, red, yellow) cotton balls
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
 The instructor will provide a link for students to take chapter test, and the link will grade the test automatically. Students can take the test multiple times, until they are happy with the score. The instructor encourages students to write down their test scores in a spiral notebook or sheet designated by the family. The scores and the pacing on the Outschool wall should be checked by the parent a minimum of once a week. When the course is completed, Outschool will provide a transcript showing the course was completed. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is geared to be a high school forensics course, so please note the nature of the class. Blood splatter, various causes of death and ballistics will be discussed. Students can skip chapters if the family decides. Please let the instructor know.

*This course involves independent learning. Parents are asked to help the student the first week. Please sit down with your child the first week and help them practice uploading work, and responding to class post. Once the student has began the class, parents need to check weekly to make sure the child is uploading the weekly assignments. Each task/assignment is tailored to a set standard for forensics. So completing the task assignments will be key to comprehension in forensics, and completing the task in order is needed.

If your child is struggling, please reach out immediately. 

Refunds or transfers can be handled by Mrs. Collins on an as-needed basis, so please reach out to the instructor. 
Please carefully read the class description, review the supply list, and reach out if you have questions. 
Outschool disclaimer: Please look over the supply list and do not use any items the child maybe allergic to. 
Class Information For Parents:
I am only a small piece of your homeschool puzzle. My goal is to provide your family quality curriculum, fun labs, crafts and assessment tools. I have over 23 years of experience in the classroom and homeschooling my own children. Over the years I have taught in the private, public and college setting providing quality labs and curriculum. I currently write science curriculum for 3 states to be used in public school classrooms. Over the years I have improved my craft by taking countless professional development on assessment methods, how to integrate technology into the classroom, and hands-on activities that promote learning. I am now taking my experience to provide quality curriculum for homeschool families. 

Third Party Tools: In my classes I use the following at times to help with comprehension: YouTube summary videos, Loom (I create how to videos), Quizizz, Quizlet, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Outschool would like us to list all third party tools we may use in the class description. 

Assessments: Because my classes are flex, the option for live testing is not included. Instead I have a paid premium teacher membership to Quizizz and Quizlet. When it is time for an assessment I provide the student a website link and special code to take the test. Quizizz and Quizlet both grade test immediately for the family and allow the student the option to retest for a higher grade. Then students are asked to write down the grade, test name and date in their spiral on the "test score" page. All flex parents are asked to look at the spiral and test score page periodically to keep informed and to see how well the student is progressing in the class. If you are participating in a co-op that requires live testing, please let me know. I have a special Outschool one day option add-on that you can use for live testing. You can simply request the time/day for live testing that works for you. I have found that some flex parents use my Quizizz/Quizlet tests, but some families opt out of testing so it is whatever works best for your family. But I do provide the assessments if you would like to use them. Once the student is on the testing site via my special code they may also use the site for test over other subjects also. All test are graded immediately on the Quizizz site, and the student will be given the score immediately and given the option to print out the test for your records. The student will be reminded several times to write down the score in their science spiral on the provided science template test score page. It will be the parent's responsibility to make sure the student is writing down the score or please ask the child to wait til you are present to take the test online in front of you. Thank you.

How To Grade: I recommend that parents add up all of the test scores at the end of the session, and divide by the number of test to get the final average for the class. At the end of the class I provide a general letter of completion that can be used for your records or charter/private/co-op use. If you need me to put a specific average on the letter, I am more than happy to just let me know the average your child has or send me a list of their test scores to average.But ultimately, the parent is the one who designates the grade.

Upon registration, your first post will contain important documents. Please review with your child upon registration. 
Teacher created curriculum using Cengage Forensics. Mrs. Collins teaches forensics for the public school system and has graciously used her curriculum resources to create a great Forensics, science credit course for students on our platform. She has been offering this course since 2019 with great praises from parents on the smooth week by week format. 

Books are not needed for this course, instead Mrs. Collins will be providing sections and partial chapters for the class as pdf files. In addition, she will provide YouTube summary videos, personalized teacher Loom videos, partial CK-12 Flexbooks chapters, and more. 

Meet the teacher

Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (77)
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