Forensics Weekly Agenda

First Semester 2017, Second Semester 2018

 Week 11
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TFinish Bone Lab Questions.Review in Class.  Take notes on review sheet
Finish and Turn in:
Bone Notes,
Activities 13-1 etc.
Trauma Graphic Organizer

Friday Schedule
Virtual Pig Dissection Website
Tracy's Room:  Read through the website and take notes in your science notebook.
Part 1 of Test:  NO NOTES
a.  Identify physical trauma
b.  Identify Bones

 FVirtual Pig Dissection Website:  Tracy's
Anatomical References 
Sexing your Pig
Part 2 of Test
Multiple Choice, Short Answer
Print out graphic organizer.
Bring Bone notes Packet.
Bring your notes on chapter and on the review.

Finish Virtual Dissection for homework. 
Chicken Wing Dissection on Tuesday! 

 Week 10
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TNo Classes. SAT

ThIntroduction to Bone InventoryWork on Lab.  In Pairs.Start Reviewing for Test on T.O.D, Physical Trauma, Bones
Part 1:  4/18 Wed.
Part 2:  4/19 Thurs.
Continue Working on Bone Inventory Lab

 Week 9
 Lecture Classwork Homework
T1.  Read about External Exam
2.  W. Houston Autopsy 
•Drawing: pg. 37
•External Exam: 8-14
Sample Autopsy Form
Autopsy:  Mini-Morgue Project
Use your Graphic Organizer.  Share or turn in a copy to get credit.
Finish Bone Reading Ch. 13 in text, and Bone on-line activities to prepare for Thursday.  Show me your notes on Thursday.
ThReview Lecture from Textbook
Book:  Pages 362-366
Book:  Pages 367-371
Book:  All Activities Copies from textbook.
Female vs. Male skull differences
What We Learn From Bones:  Book Reading and FINAL Paper Activit
Activities 13-1,13-2, 13-4, 13-5
Get in Class.
Work on activities for homework.
Height and Body Proportions Lab Finish the activities for homework.

 Week 8
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TBrown, Ch. 7 Physical TraumaPhysical Trauma Graphic Organizer
Physical Trauma Graphic Organizer Word Document with Links
Physical Trauma Organizer Template

Th1.  Read about External Exam
2.  W. Houston Autopsy 
•Drawing: pg. 37
•External Exam: 8-14
Sample Autopsy Form
Autopsy:  Mini-Morgue Project:
Start What we Learn from Bones

Open and download this document in Word so links are live:
What we Learn from Bones:  Introductory Computer Activities: Word Document
PDF Format: 
What we Learn From Bones:  Introductory Computer Activities. 

 Finish the Computer Activities for Homework.

START Reading ch. 13 about BONES and taking notes.

 Week 7
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TCause, Mechanism, Manner, and Timing of DeathActivities 
Ch. 11 part 1
Ch. 11 part 2

ThMicrobes and Time of DeathPostmortem:  Death in America Video
Finish Activities

 F CSI Web Adventures Case #1, Cause, Manner, and Time of Death


 Lecture Classwork Homework

Work Day
Review for Test
JFK Movie
Kahoot and review

 F Test on DNA and Entomology 
 Week 5
 Lecture Classwork Homework

Forensic DNA EvidenceIntroduction Lecture
Naming the Dead
The Missing
Forensics Justice
1. 20 min. Finish Krinsky Case
2.  Recovering the Romanovs (SKIP: Face Comparison and Skeletal Analysis)
Link to Website
DNA Fingerprinting Animation
DNA Fingerprinting and Gel Electrophoresis Real
DNA Fingerprinting:
Ch. 7 in Textbook, Read and Take Notes in your Science Notebook.  Answer the Review Questions.
F schedule
20 min. 

Can This DNA Sleuth Catch Criminal?
Read and write a question for each section numbered on the article.

 F Note:  Next Tuesday will be a full day in class to work on the review materials.

Catching Killers Video:  Smithsonian
DNA Interactive Review for Test next Th:
Ch. 7 Outline
Ch. 7 Textbook Lecture
Act.7.4 DNA Fingerprint
Entomology Investigation
DNA Fingerprinting and Entomology Review
Week 4
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TThe Body Farm Video 3 min.
The Body Farm Video 10 min.

The Crime Scene

Baby Blowfly Book:  Due 2/23Finish Baby Blowfly Book
ThADH Intro Lecture
Start on Slide #22
1.  Entomology Intro W.S.
2.  Student Worksheet:  Climate Data and ADH Calculation
Visible Proofs Data:  
Blowfly Use in Ent. Intro.
Blowfly Life Cycle
Case Summary
Newspaper Article
•Dr. Krinsky's Notes
Climate Data

 F:  Mon. Schedule


Week 3
 Lecture Classwork Homework

Finish Famous Poisons Presentations

Submit a Question for use on the quiz.
Study for Quiz.
Re-read Chapter
Study Forensics Toxicology: Lecture

Friday Schedule
Count Day
Forensics Entomology Introduction
Forensic EntomologyReview Card
Quiz on Alcohol and Poisons Part I on Presentations.
Bring your notes from the presentations to use on this part of the quiz.
Read (Due next Tues)
Ch. 11 349-354
Ch. 11 355-359
Ch. 11 360-368
Answer Review Questions 1-20
Wednesday Schedule

 Study for Quiz. 2/20
Re-read Chapter
Study Forensics Toxicology: Lecture

 Week 2
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Alcohol and Poisons Lab
Present Famous Poisons ProjectQuiz on Alcohol and Poisons next Tuesday
 F:  Wed. schedule 

 Week 1
 Lecture Classwork Homework

TPenchant for Poison
Introduction to Forensics Toxicology: Lecture
Physiology of Alcohol and Poisons Part 1
Physiology of Alcohol and Poisons Part 2
Take notes on the reading and answer the Ch. Review questions in your notebook 1-22
Famous Poisons Project. Groups of 2.Present next Wednesday.
Quiz Feb. 13 or 14
Second Semester 2018
 Week 17-18
 Lecture Classwork Homework

Work on Diorama
Work on Diorama

1/23 Monday is a Thursday ScheduleTurn In:
•Your Police Report
•Whole Story
•Table of Evidence (exchanged diorama) and Grade from the other Team 
Exchange Dioramas with Solve Team.NOTE:  You must be ready on 1/23, Monday, to exchange your diorama and police report, and to turn in your Whole Story. No late assignments can be allowed.

 Week 16
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Death in a Diorama:  The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Grading Rubric
Research and Summarize the work of Frances Lee
Grading Rubric PDF

 Storyline and Police Report

Begin Construction of Diorama


 Week 15
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Ch. 4 Practice Test Key
Ch. 10 Practice Test Key
Finish Picking up the Pieces 
Review for Test 


Currency, Ink Analysis, Handwriting, Fabric Test

 Week 14
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Fabric Lecture
FBI Fiber Evidence Reference
Start Fabric Lab:  Establishing Standards
Snow Day

Friday Ch. 4 Practice Test
Ch. 10 Practice Test
Ink Analysis Review
Ch.10 Review
Ch. 4 Review
Picking up the Pieces--Analysis of an Unknown Fiber
Finish Picking up the Pieces on Tuesday, and Review for Test on Thursday
Review for Currency, Ink Analysis, Handwriting, Fabric Test next Thursday
(If you know you will be absent on Thursday, arrange to take the test earlier in the week!)

 Week 13
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Watch TED Talk 
Immersion, Inquiry, Imitation or How to put together an interesting presentation.
Famous Forgery Cases
Grading based on:

1.  Engaging images, clear text on slides.
2.  Clear and informed facts.
3.  Confident and energetic presentation style.


Fabric Lecture

Finish Presentations
Forensics Files:  Blanket of Evidence
Read Ch. 4 and take notes. Do Review Questions.  

 Week 12
 Lecture Classwork Homework
The Legal System:  Lecture Ch. 10

Create an Infographic:  Fourth Amendment Rights:  Activity 10.1Read Ch. 10 to 286.
Review Questions #11-16
Thursday1.  Individual Analysis
2.  Group Consensus
3.  Class Presentation:  One sheet annotated and evidence and explanation.
Ch. 10.2 Activity
Ch. 10.1-10.3 Procedures from Book

FridayWatch TED Talk 
Immersion, Inquiry, Imitation or How to put together an interesting presentation.
Annotation Reference
Famous Forgery Cases
Grade Rubric
Today:  Research, Sign-up for a Case to present.
Tuesday 12/5:  Create Presentation.
Thursday 12/7: Presentations
Show me review Q's today or Tuesday.

 Week 11
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Monday is a Tuesday Schedule  

The New $100 Bill  7 min. 
How to Detect a Counterfeit  12 min.
Money Factory  48 min.
No Homework

FridayNo School

 Week 11

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Explore How Currency is Made
Visit the website to answer questions on the lab sheet and take notes in your notebook.
Act. 10-3 Examination of U.S. Currency
See Ch. 10, pg. 286
or go to this link and scroll down to Activity 10-3
Absent for the Test?  You have until Thursday to make it up.

Ink Analysis Lab

Forensic Lab Techniques Reading

FThis is a Monday ScheduleNo Class.

 Week 10

 Lecture Classwork Homework

Election Day.  No class
Th      See Week 9 for links to the Review and ActivitiesActivities 8-5, 8-6, 8-7
Review for Test Tomorrow
Study for the test.
Finish Activities
Test:  Hair, Fingerprints, Blood Typing, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

 Week 9
 Lecture Classwork Homework
•Blood Spatter Lab, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
--Group Data Sheet.
--Group Assessment


•Finish Blood Spatter Lab, Group Data Sheet, and Group Assessment.
•Activity 8-5, 8-6
Area of Convergence, Point of Origin Activity: Part 1
(Activity 8-5 and part of 8-6.)

Study notes and worksheets on Blood Typing and Blood Spatter for Individual Assessment on Friday.

 FReview Sheet for Test Next Friday.
Review Hair, Fingerprint, Blood Typing/Serology, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis 

•Activity 8-6 (finish) and Activity 8-7
Area Convergence, Point of Origin Act. Part 2
(Second part of Activity 8-6, and all of 8-7)
Complete Activites 8-5, 8-6
Quick Quiz on Blood Typing and Blood Spatter!

 Week 8
 Lecture Classwork Homework
 TBlood Typing Lecture 
Start with Slide 24.  
Complete this Graphic Organizer with Details from the lecture.
Watch these videos:
1. Catching Killers:  Blood Spatter 101 Smithsonian (2 1/2 min. video)
2.  Blood Spatter Analysis 7 min. video
Read Pgs. 203-206 on Blood Spatter.  This is important prep for Solving the on-line case on Thursday.  Take notes in Science N.B.

Friday Schedule with 20 min. classes
Turn in Blood Typing Research and LabThe Real Blood Spatter Detectives:  Darlie Routier

 ThBloodstain Pattern Analysis 
1.  Bloodstain Tutorial
Solve the case (under tab Bloodstain Resources).  Write up what you think happened, then check your answer.
2.  How Stuff Works:  BPA *Stringing, Sine and Spatter Patterns  
3.  Read
Activity 8.4 (in textbook) Background: How to determine impact angle.
4. Chapter from Forensics Investigations
Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA)  : Worksheet
•Take notes in your science notebook. 
•Do Activity 8-5 on the sheet provided.
•Answer Review Questions Ch. 8.
You need to be prepared to conduct investigations on many aspects of blood spatter on Tuesday in class.
Notes and Activity 8-5 due on Thursday.
Study for Quick quiz on Blood Spatter Analysis and Blood Typing on Friday!

 Week 7
 Lecture Classwork Homework
 TCh. 6  Review Questions #1-20 Developing Latent Prints Lab
Grade Rubric Developing Latent Prints Lab and Research

Case of the Criminal Classmate:  A real life, made up mystery.

 W/ThBlood Typing Lecture (Stop when you get to blood spatter.)Part 1 Reading Blood and Blood Typing
Part 2 Reading Blood and Blood Typing
 Take notes.
Blood Typing Research and Lab
Bring your Forensics Book or read on-line.


Blood Typing Research and Lab
The Forensics of Blood

 Week 6
 Lecture Classwork Homework
 TVideo:  How to Develop Latent Prints with Magnetic Powder
Video:  How to Develop Latent Prints with Black Powder
Developing Prints Lecture
•Finish Taking and Reading Prints Lab: Primary Classification System.  Turn in 2 ten-prints.
Developing Latent Prints Lab
Grade Rubric Developing Latent Prints Lab and Research

 Ch. 6  Review Questions #1-20 for Thursday

Shortened PSAT

Developing Latent Prints Lab and Research 

Developing Latent Prints Lab and Research


 Week 5
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Finish Hair Lab
Hairy Cat Caper

Friday Schedule
Count Day
Lecture:  Introduction to Fingerprints
Practice Identifying Minutiae
1.  Finish Hairy Cat Caper
2.  Turn in your Hair Lab
3.  Lecture on Fingerprints
 Watch :Video:  How to Roll Prints
Watch:  Video:  How to Compare Fingerprints, The basics.

Fingerprint Patterns Article 
Types of Fingerprints
Henry Primary Classification System
Taking and Reading Prints:  Lab

Read Ch. 6 on Fingerprinting and answer Review Questions #1-20 for next Tuesday

 Week 4 9/25/17 Lecture Classwork Homework
 T Absent Students:

Open this link for the case studies.  Investigate one in another document and share it with me.
Test Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper
 Trace Evidence:  Case Studies:  In pairs.  Sign-up with Teacher First.  One Pair per Case.  
Ch. 3 Hair: Read and Do Review Q's #1-20 in N.B. to prepare for Hair Lab on Thursday.
Shortened Friday Schedule
 Early Release:  30 Min. ClassesPresent Case Studies Ch. 3 Hair: Read and Do Review Q's #1-20 in N.B. to prepare for Hair Lab on Thursday.
 Th Calculating Diameter of Hair
Hair Lab

 Week 3 9/18/17 Lecture Classwork Homework
•Finish Part 2 Crime Scene Sketch
Jack and Jill:  Forensics Style
•Show how to navigate CSI Website for Thursday


Liz's Notes :  Study these forensics techniques used to solve the Canine Caper. Material will be included on the first unit Test.•CSI Case #2 Canine Caper.  Student Note-taking guide. (PDF)
Google Doc  Rename before using.
Canine Caper Walkthrough
Give Review for Test on Tuesday 9/26

 F •Hair LectureReview for Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper Test on Tuesday 9/26
Also use NOTES provided by Liz from Canine Caper.

 Week 2 Lecture Classwork Homework
 T Lecture summary of Ch. 2. Trace Evidence--Sock Lab

 •Individual or Class Evidence:  Case studies.  Due FRIDAY
Hist. Fig. Timeline DUE
  Crime Scene Sketch

 F •Finish Part 2 Crime Scene Sketch
 Week 1 Lecture Classwork Homework
 T Welcome Back!!!
Change Blindness
The Art of Detection
 Syllabus and Safety Contract Liz's Student Info Survey
How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?  Quick Read:  If you were on a jury, how would this impact your decision making?
 W/Th  Key People in the History of Forensic Science Timeline
Get books at 12:15
Extra Credit:  Dr. Sara C. Bisel
 What is Forensic Science? 
Quick Read:  If you worked in Forensic Science,which "expert area" would you choose and why?
 F Observation Skills Powerpoint
Ch. 2 on-line
 Lecture summary of Ch. 2.
Skim Ch. 1
READ Ch. 2:  Answer the Ch. Review Q's 1-10 pgs. 33-35
**Bring a clean white sock!!!!!

 Week 4 9/25/17 Lecture Classwork Homework
 T Test Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper
 Trace Evidence:  Case Studies:  In pairs.  Sign-up with Teacher First.  One Pair per Case.  
Ch. 3 Hair: Read and Do Review Q's #1-20 in N.B. to prepare for Hair Lab on Thursday.
Shortened Friday Schedule
 Early Release:  30 Min. ClassesIntroduce Hair Lab 
Hair Lab