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Forensics Science

Teacher's Guide This guide describes how to use the many activities available on this site as well as how to organize them into a coherent teaching unit. (pdf format)

The Case of the Burglarized Bronco Fan This crime scene scenario involving the alledged theft of an autographed John Elway jersey provides the setting for students to conduct their own crime scene investigation. (pdf format)

The Case of the Cyanide Cocktail This crime scene scenario involving the mysterious death of a prominent physician provides the setting for students to conduct their own crime scene investigation. (pdf format)

The Case of the Hacked High-Tech Lab This crime scene scenario involving the unauthorized downloading of high security computer files provides the setting for students to conduct their own crime scene investigation. (pdf format)

The Case of the Burglarized Bronco Fan Continued This continuation of the "Burgalrized.." crime scenario describes the possible suspects and provides the link between the investigation of the crime scene and the lab activities. (pdf format)

The Case of the Cyanide Cocktail Continued This continuation of the "Cyanide.." crime scenario describes the possible suspects and provides the link between the investigation of the crime scene and the lab activities. (pdf format)

The Case of the Hacked High-Tech Lab Continued This continuation of the "Hacked.." crime scenario describes the possible suspects and provides the link between the investigation of the crime scene and the lab activities. (pdf format)

Bloodstain Analysis -Student Handout This activity describes how to test whether a stain is blood using both a very simple catalase test and the phenolthalein assay used by real crime investigators. (pdf format)

Bloodstain Analysis -Teacher Handout Teacher instructions to accompany student activity described above (pdf format)

Lip Print and Lipstick Analysis -Student Handout This activity describes how to analyze the chemical composition of lipstick as well as how to analyze lip prints. (pdf format)

Lip Print and Lipstick Analysis -Student Handout - Continued Continuation of the activity describing how to analyze the chemical composition of lipstick as well as how to analyze lip prints. (pdf format)

Lip Print and Lipstick Analysis -Teacher Handout Teacher instructions to accompany the activity describing how to analyze the chemical composition of lipstick as well as how to analyze lip prints. (pdf format)

Hair Analysis - Part One - Student Handout Instructions for introductory activity on how to analyze human and animal hair using a light microscope. (pdf format)

Hair Analysis - Part Two - Student Handout Instructions for activity analyzing human and animal hair evidence from a "crime scene". (pdf format)

Hair Analysis - Teacher Handout Teacher instructions to accompany both activitues described in files listed above. (pdf format)

Guide to Presenting Forensic Evidence Guide describing how to present evidence from a crime scene investigation in a courtroom format. (pdf format)

Evidence tags Photocopy master of evidence tags. (pdf format)

 

 

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