|Welcome to Forensic Science.|
the links to the right to navigate to important things you'll need for
this class. Do your homework, study for tests, finish your projects on
time and you'll make it through this class just fine!
Your midterm exam is April 5th. The final exam is June 19th. School policy states that if you are absent on an exam day, it must be
an excused absence or you may not make up the exam and the score will be
Some things to know and do:
- There is a rather expensive, very heavy textbook for this course, that you absolutely MUST read if you plan to pass any tests.
Test materials will be based on the materials you get in class, the
labs you do individually or with a partner and most definitely the
READING. Keep the textbook at home. Do NOT bring it to class. Do NOT
leave it in your locker. Do NOT bring it to class, and most obviously
do NOT leave it in your locker. You can't do your reading and homework
unless the book is AT HOME.
- There is a RealTime course page for this class where
you will be able to download copies of ALL chapter notes, study
materials and vocabulary lists. Please consider going there and
downloading copies of these papers instead of taking a zero for an
assignment because you've misplaced the one you received in class. Log
onto your RealTime account and look for the link to Teacher Pages.
Materials are organized by chapter.
- Vocabulary lists are due the day that the test for the chapter is given.
Vocabulary MUST be hand written, not done on the computer, all all
words from the list must be included for full credit. The definitions
can be found in the glossary you received the first day of school. This
is a copy of the glossary from the textbook and can also be found on
the course RealTime page.
- Have a three ring binder and something to write with every day.
- Homework calendars will be distributed every Friday for
the upcoming week and are available as one of the links on this page.
Live by that calendar to keep track of quizzes, labs, tests and
- RealTime grades for materials that are handed in ON TIME are updated frequently. Late work is another story and patience is a virtue.
- There will be five (5) current event articles due over the course of the marking period.
- The topics you must research for the first marking period of the course are: breaking and entering, kidnapping, murder/suicide, State Police highlighted and free choice forensics related.
- The topics you must research for the second marking period of the course are: arson or explosives, counterfeiting, drugs, missing persons and free choice forensics related.
- You may search for articles online or in printed newspapers/magazines.
- The articles should not be older than one year.
a synopsis of the aricles including an explanation of what the article
is about, what you learned from the article and how it pertains to
- Hand in one article and your written assignment every two weeks. This work can be submitted digitally or as a hard copy. Digital
copies should include a link to the article and your synopsis and what
you learned as the body of the email. Title the email "Current event
- Completed articles, handed in on time, will be worth
full credit. Articles handed in after their due date will receive
partial credit on a sliding scale, losing 5 points per CE period as shown in the table below.
Articles may be handed in before they are due.
- On time = before the end of the school day the date the assignment is due.
- Absent on the due date? Email the assignment before the end of the school day.
|CE 1 due date||CE 2 due date||CE 3 due date||CE 4 due date||CE 5 due date|
|CE 1 is worth||25 pts||20 pts||15 pts||10 pts||5 pts|
|CE 2 is worth||25 pts|| 25 pts||20 pts||15 pts||10 pts|
|CE 3 is worth||25 pts|| 25 pts||25 pts||20 pts||15 pts|
|CE 4 is worth||25 pts|| 25 pts||25 pts||25pts||20pts|
|CE 5 is worth||25 pts|| 25 pts||25 pts||25 pts||25 pts|
Eugene slowly realizes he's been spotted and the jig is now, officially, up.