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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
New class
No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jan 5, 2023

Jan 5, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023 (10 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

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
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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.
Lives in the United States
BS Chemistry; MS Secondary Education
87 total reviews
75 completed classes

About Me

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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... 
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