Forensics Weekly Agenda

Second Semester .  Syllabus
2nd Semester 2018-2019 (Lost 8 days of Content due to Ice/Snow/Cold Days)

 Week 14

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Final Video Project•Finish Pig Dissection Questions
•Video Day #1:  Brainstorm Plot, 
Complete Mystery Writing Organizational Flow Chart
Turn in your Forensics Book
Video Day #2:  Script and Reports, Director, Casting, Editor.Turn in your Forensics Book

No School:  Wed was NSAU;) *winky*

 Week 13

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Slide Show Dissection Guide:  Start on slide 17
Student Guide to Dissection, Procedure
• Remove organ block.
• Return organ block to the cavity, suture, and return to original bag for storage.  Label your bag!

•Remove organ block, separate organs, weigh and measure.
•Put pig back in bag.


Wednesday Schedule
Friday is prom!

 Week 12

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Reference only: Chicken Wing Dissection (Brown, Ch. 6.1 Activity)Due:  Bone Lab and Questions from last week.
Winging It:  Chicken Wing Dissection Instructions. 

Th     Virtual Pig Dissection WorksheetVirtual Pig Dissection Website:  
Anatomical References 
Sexing your Pig


Student Guide to Dissection, ProcedureStudent Guide Worksheet Dissection

Slide Show Dissection Guide:  Start on slide 17 (Pictures)
Complete sections A and B in the student guide.  Tab # 3 on line.
1.  External Observations.  TODAY.
Next Time
2.  Remove organ block.
3.  Return organ block to the cavity, suture, and return to original bag for storage.  Label your bag!

 Week 11

 Lecture Classwork Homework

Bone Inventory . Finish Questions
Review Materials:
Medical Examiner Cases 3-6
Sherlock Bones Background Rdg.
Sherlock Bones Rdg. Guide
Sherlock Bones Rdg. Guide KEY
Bones and TOD Objectives
Physical Trauma Objectives
Review and Finish Activities

Th       Bones, TOD, Physical Trauma Test
Bones Reference Sheet
TOD and Decomp. Reference Sheet

Last day to turn in:
  • What we learn from Bones
  • TOD activities
  • Bones Paper Activities
  • Turn in Bone Inventory and questions.
Wed. Schedule

 Week 10

 Lecture Classwork Homework

Bone InventoryWork on activities for homework.
•What we Learn from Bones

Th       Introduction to terminology

Height and Body Proportions Lab
Bone Inventory

Sherlock Bones Reference (sorry, pictures didn't transfer)

Finish the activities for homework.
Wed. Schedule

 Week 8
 Lecture Classwork Homework
TBrown, Ch. 7 Physical Trauma
Go over T.O.D. Cases and turn in for completion credit.
For a grade:
Time of Death Scenario 
Due on Friday

Fill out the copy of the organizer and submit on Google Classroom.
Physical Trauma Graphic Org.pdf
Physical Trauma Graphic Org.word 
Physical Trauma Template.pdf
Physical Trauma Graphic organizer with example
Finish the Graphic Organizer in order to be prepared for the lab on Thursday.

ThBrown, Ch. 8 Autopsy
Page 230 External Examination and Injuries
Sample Autopsy Form
Autopsy:  Mini-Morgue Project
See Page 37:  W. Houston Autopsy Drawing
Read about External Exam

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.

 Week 7
 Lecture Classwork Homework
DNA Lab on Wheels.
ThCause, Mechanism, Manner, and Timing of DeathActivities 
Ch. 11 part 1
Ch. 11 part 2
Finish Activities
11-1, 11-2, 11-4

 F Postmortem:  Death in America Video Finish Activities:  Due next Tuesday.

 Week 6
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Presentations DNA and Society
Review for DNA and Forensic Entomology Test
 F Test on DNA fingerprinting and Entomology


Week 4
 Lecture Classwork Homework

Quiz on Alcohol and Poison

Baby Blowfly Book:  Due 2/24, Friday
Finish Baby Blowfly Book
Watch these Videos
The Body Farm Video 3 min.
The Body Farm Video 10 min.
The Crime Scene 7 min.
ThADH Intro Lecture
Start on Slide #22
1.  Entomology Intro W.S.
2.  Student Worksheet:  Climate Data and ADH Calculation
3.  Procedure and Questions
Visible Proofs Data:  
Blowfly Use in Ent. Intro.
Blowfly Life Cycle
Case Summary
Newspaper Article
•Dr. Krinsky's Notes
Climate Data

Finish Activities
Check in Notes and Ch. 11 Review
 Week 2/3
 Lecture Classwork Homework
No School
Forensics Entomology Introduction
Forensic EntomologyReview Card
The Body Farm Video 3 min.
The Body Farm Video 10 min.
The Crime Scene Video 7 min.
Ch. 11 349-354
Ch. 11 355-359
Ch. 11 360-368
Answer Review Questions 1-20
Baby Blowfly Book 
•Finish the Reading and Review Questions for Homework
•Study for Alcohol and Poisons Quiz
W No School
Friday Schedule

Quiz on Alcohol and Poisons:  Lab, Lecture, Reading
Friday Schedule
 Forensics Entomology Introduction
Forensic EntomologyReview Card
Baby Blowfly Book 
Ch. 11 349-354
Ch. 11 355-359
Ch. 11 360-368
Answer Review Questions 1-20
•Study for Alcohol and Poisons Quiz which will be Tuesday 2/19
Chapter 9 Summary
Chapter 9 Objectives
•Finish the Blowfly Book by Thursday

 Week 1
 Lecture Classwork Homework
M Friday Schedule
Introduction to Forensics/Review LecturePenchant for Poison Video 21 min.
TIntroduction to Forensics Toxicology: LecturePhysiology 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
ThFamous Poisons Project Cancelled due to Snow/Ice Days.Alcohol and Poisons Lab
Find Law Website
Quiz next Wednesday on lab, lecture, and Reading.

1st Semester 2018
 Week 17
 Lecture Classwork Homework

Work on Trace Evidence and Diorama
30 Minutes to Finish Construction
1 Hour to Solve:  Include a data table with physical evidence, condition of body, and critical evidence from witness statements.  Also include possible scenario. 

Friday Presentation:
The Story and the Crucial Evidence
Create Team Grades Solve Team
Create Team Presents to Class

 Week 16
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Death in a Diorama:  The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Introduction to Project
Death in a Diorama Video
Research and Summarize the work of Frances Lee
Grading Rubric PDF
Death in a Diorama Website

 Storyline and Police Report

Begin Construction of Diorama


 Week 16
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Ch. 3 Brown Chapter:  Forensics Lab TechniquesPicking up the Pieces--Analysis of an Unknown Fiber

Ch. 4 Practice Test
Ch. 10 Practice Test
Ink Analysis Review
Ch.10 Review
Ch. 4 Review
Keys to the Practice Tests
Ch. 4, Ch10, Ch 3 Brown TestShow me your Ch. 10 and Ch. 4 Review Questions
Friday RegistrationHave a great winter break.

 Week 15
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Fabric Lecture
FBI Fiber Evidence Reference
Start Fabric Lab:  Establishing Standards
Shangai Noon Jailbreak


•Start Review for Test Next Thursday•Finish Standards Lab
Picking up the Pieces--Analysis of an Unknown Fiber
Show me your Ch. 10 and Ch. 4 Review Questions
Friday Ch. 4 Practice Test
Ch. 10 Practice Test
Ink Analysis Review
Ch.10 Review
Ch. 4 Review
Keys to the Practice Tests
Picking up the Pieces--Analysis of an Unknown Fiber
Finish write up on Tuesday if needed, review for test also.
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 14
 Lecture Classwork Homework

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 13
 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 12

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Ch. 3 Brown Chapter:  Forensics Lab TechniquesInk Analysis Lab
Forensic Lab Techniques Reading


 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
Absent for the Test?  You have until Friday to make it up.
The New $100 Bill  7 min. 
How to Detect a Counterfeit  12 min.
Money Factory  48 min.

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
Review KEY
Study for the test.
Finish Activities
FTurn in Activities 8-6 and  8-7Test:  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, 8-7
No class next Tuesday
Test on Friday

 Week 8
 Lecture Classwork Homework
 TPattern Analysis Resource:
Blood Typing Lecture 
Start with Slide 24.  
Graphic Organizer 
Pgs. 203-206 on Blood Spatter.
How Stuff Works:  BPA *Stringing, Sine and Spatter Patterns
 Chapter from Forensics Investigations (Angle of impact and point of origin calculations.)
Blood Spatter Animation
Watch these videos:
1. Catching Killers:  Blood Spatter 101 Smithsonian (2 1/2 min. video)
How to Find Blood Stains.
2.  Blood Spatter Analysis 7 min. video
3.  Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Graphic Organizer.pdf
Go to google classroom for the google document.  Each of you has your own copy.

Work on Graphic Organizer
Goggle Classroom code:

Ch. 8 Review Q's:  Blood Typing and Spatter
Friday Schedule with 20 min. classes
Turn in Blood Typing Research and LabThe Real Blood Spatter Detectives:  Darlie Routier

 ThBloodstain Pattern Analysis 
Part 1
1.   Chapter from Forensics Investigations:  
•Read pages 5-9.
•Do Activity 8-5 on the sheet provided.  Area of Convergence Due today or Tuesday.
•Do Activity 8-4.  Impact Angle.  (For now, there is only a hard copy that you need to get in class.)
Due today or Tuesday

Part 2
You Investigate 
• Go to our google classroom and solve an actual case using bloodstain pattern analysis.
For Tuesday
1. Finish Activity 8-4, 8-5
2. Finish Review Q's ch. 8
3. Finish Graphic Organizer

Blood spatter lab starts on Tuesday.

Actual Case on Google Classroom is due on Thursday next week.

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

Case of the Criminal Classmate:  A real life, made up mystery.
Finish the Fingerprint Research by Friday
 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.  NO Blood Typing Game.  Boo hoo.


 FCrash Course:  BloodBlood Typing Research and LabFinish the Research and Lab Questions.
Also do Multiple choice review Q's ch. 8 1-5 and the first 2 short answer.  Stop before Blood Spatter
The Forensics of Blood . This article review chemical tests to check if blood is human and blood typing.

 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

Developing Latent Prints Lab and Research 

 FWednesday Schedule

 Week 5
 Lecture Classwork Homework
Finish Hair Lab
Hairy Cat Caper

Friday Schedule
Count Day
Lecture:  Introduction to Fingerprints
Practice Identifying Minutiae
Activity 6-5, Is it a Match?
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
 TFinish Trace Evidence PresentationsTest Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper
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. ClassesHair Lecture

 Calculating Diameter of Hair
 Ch. 3 Hair: Read and Do Review Q's #1-20 in N.B. to prepare for Hair Lab on Thursday.
Hair Lab

 Week 3 9/18/17 Lecture Classwork Homework
 TUse the Walkthrough to guide you directly and quickly through the game.
Canine Caper Walkthrough

When you go to Ranger's RV, click on all of the evidence first and then click on Ranger.

CSI Case #2 Canine Caper.
Register so that you can reenter the game if you don't have time to finish in one sitting.

Take notes on these techniques that you will be tested on later.
Student Note-taking guide. (PDF)
Google Doc  Make a copy and rename before using.

Finish the game and notes!

Liz's Notes :  Study these forensics techniques used to solve the Canine Caper. Material will be included on the first unit Test on Tues, 9/25Trace Evidence:  Case Studies:  In pairs.  Sign-up with Teacher First.  One Pair per Case. Review for Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper Test on Tuesday 9/25
Also use NOTES provided by Liz from Canine Caper. Test Ch. 1 & 2, Canine Caper
 F Present Case Studies

 Week 2 Lecture Classwork Homework
 T Lecture summary of Ch. 2.
Gallery Walk Historic Figures:
You can find our video here.

•Check-in H.W. Review Q's Ch.2
Trace Evidence--Sock Lab

 •Individual or Class Evidence:  Case studies.  Due FRIDAY

  Crime Scene Sketch

 F •Finish Part 2 Crime Scene Sketch

 Week 1

 Lecture Classwork Homework
Welcome Back!!!
Change Blindness
Spot the DifferencePower of Observation

The Art of Detection
Syllabus and Safety Contract

Sign in to Google Classroom and do the  Getting to know you Survey
Code:  xrecxm6
Quick Read:
How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?    Answer the prompt in
Google Classroom.  Due 9/6
Key People in the History of Forensic Science Timeline

Quick Read:
What is Forensic Science? 
Prompt:  If you worked in Forensic Science, which "expert area" would you choose and why?
Google Classroom Assignment.  

Observation Skills Powerpoint

Visual Intelligence-Amy Herman: The Art of Perception: How to See and Say What Really Matters .  10-25 min
Ch. 2 on-line
Share your expert area with a partner.
Lecture summary Ch. 2.
Skim Ch. 1
READ Ch. 2:  Answer the Ch. Review Q's 1-10 pgs. 33-35 in your science notebook.
**Bring a clean white sock!!!!!