Science & Nature
High School Forensic Science Semester 2 (FLEX)
In this 10 week course, students will explore forensic science. Students will be introduced to forensic science techniques, case studies, and careers in forensics; and will have opportunities for critical thinking, writing and discussion.
Amy Davis M.Ed.
87 total reviews for this teacher
No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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Topics Covered: Week of September 12: Fibers and Textiles Week of September 19: Pollen and Spore Examination Week of September 26: DNA Profiling Week of October 3: Counterfeiting and Forgery Week of October 10: Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause and Time Week of October 17: Mid-term Review and Exam Week of October 24: Soil Examination Week of October 31: Glass Evidence Week of November 7: Tool Mark Evidence Week of November 14: Final Review and Exam *Careers in Forensics & Case studies...
By the end of this course students will be able to... Relate observation skills to their use in forensic science -Describe principal characteristics of common fibers used in their identification -Summarize how pollen and spore evidence is collected at a crime scene --Explain how to use DNA fingerprinting to identify DNA from a parent, child, or relative of another person -Describe features of paper currency that are used to detect counterfeit bills, and identify the difference between forgery and fraudulence -Distinguish between cause, manner and mechanisms of death -Describe the stages of decomposition of a corpse -Recognize various types of soil and describe some methods for examining soil samples -Analyze glass fracture patterns to determine how glass was broken -Match tool marks with the instrument that produced them
Students will benefit from having but are not required to have: -paper and pencil/pen -access to a printer
Formative assessments will be included in each lesson to assess student learning and connections. There will be an optional quiz for each lesson, as well as optional mid-term and final exams. Student participation in quizzes and exams is to be determined by each students' parent.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Forensic Science classes will sometimes include information about actual case studies and crimes, which could include violent crimes. I will attempt to present all information in an age-sensitive and respectful manner. If you have any questions or concerns about specific information in each class, please message me prior to enrolling your student.
This course uses the Cengage textbook: Forensic Science Fundamentals and Investigations as a basis for instructional content.
Amy Davis M.Ed.
BS Chemistry; MS Secondary Education
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
87 total reviews
75 completed classes
Hi there, I'm Amy Davis (she/her) and I am so glad you've chosen to visit my profile here on Outschool. I've been teaching on Outschool since 2020 and I absolutely love it! I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry with a minor in...