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Introduction to Forensic Science

Course Number: C419 /
Category: Science, Elective /
Credits: 2.5 /
Recommended Grades: 10,11,12 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Quarter /
Description: In this class, students learn about how scientists use forensic evidence to solve crimes. Topics covered include crime scene investigation, trace evidence, ballistics, fingerprints, DNA analysis, forensic psychology, blood evidence, and forensic anthropology. Performance tasks include a mystery powders lab where students use lab techniques to investigate the physical and chemical properties of several powders, and a forensic anthropology lab where students collect and analyze data to determine the owner of a fibula bone found at a construction site. Prerequisite: Completion of 9th grade biology or biology honors.

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