Principles of Biomedical Science

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Project Information:

Name: What Happened?

Start Date: August 26

End Date: January 16

Driving Question: How do you conduct an investigation?

Description: Students will visit the scene of an accident where a "dead" victim has been found. They will analyze the crime scene and all related evidence to determine manner of death for the victim and identify or eliminate possible suspects. Through the entire course, they learn more about the victims's medical history and what previously diagnosed medical conditions might have been the true cause of death.

Concepts Covered So Far:

  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Collecting and Analyzing Evidence
  • Search Methods
  • Identifying an Unknown Substance
  • Blood Type and Blood Spatter
  • Fingerprints
  • Hair Structure
  • DNA Structure and Function
PBS Syllabus