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Forensic Science 2

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FORENSIC SCIENCE 2

General Description

Prerequisites: Forensic Science 1

This cross-disciplinary course utilizes the the science and engineering practices of the NGSS and knowledge from diverse fields including physics, chemistry, and biology to answer real-world questions.  Students learn to collect and analyze evidence, evaluate and/or re-create physical environments, and to develop conclusions based on the data from investigations.  The course includes information about the particular requirements of crime scene investigations and also a unit on careers in Forensics Science.
 

Content

  • Identify and use anatomy of the human skeleton to create a biological profile 
  • Apply the principles of taphonomy that are used to explain the changes to human skeleton after death. 
  • Learn how the analysis of glass, soil, pollen and spores samples are used in a forensic investigation
  • Learn handwriting analysis and detection of forgeries
  • Learn the application of Ballistics and tool marks in a forensic investigation. 
  • Applying impression evidence as a part of forensic crime investigations
  • Learn how the concepts of pathology are applied to human remains
     

Theory of Action

The goal of science education at EHS is to engage our students through student choice. Each course is designed to encourage scientific literacy and critical thinking through relevant topics and authentic experiences in the lab and classroom.