Forensic Science!

~Session 1~

In session 1 we defined Forensic Science and explore its history and developments. We also learned a few of the basic principles behind forensics. We analyzed a crime scene. We completed a crime scene sketch. Lastly we continued to learn the steps involved in processing a crime scene.

~Session 2~

In session 2 we explored different methods to collecting evidence. We learned about the history of finger printing and the use of identifying people. Then we prepared to lift a fingerprint which we will do in session 3.

~Session 3~

In session 3 we collected and analyzed fingerprint evidence from the Running Well High School vandalism case. Then we learned about the process of DNA fingerprinting.

~Session 4~

In Session 4 we Reviewed the process of DNA fingerprinting. Then we completed a DNA extraction. We defined trace evidence.

~Session 5~

In session 5 we learned all about the microscope and used it to identify a piece of hair. We also collected trace evidence from the Running Well High School vandalism case.

~Session 6~

In session 6 we explored the process of document analysis. Then we completed a chromatography analysis. Which is when you take 3 strips of paper and you draw a line 1in from the bottom with different pens with every strip. Then you stick the strips in test tubes of acetone and let them sit for 5 minutes. Then you take them out and observe your discoveries.

~Session 7~

In session 7 we took the Post Test. Then made a theory on who we think vandalized the lab. Lastly we identified a suspect who we thought did it, but they never actually told us who committed the crime.

~Careers in the Real World~

I think a Forensic Scientist would be the perfect career for this module because this whole module is based on forensic sciences. It teaches you what you would do if you were a forensic scientist. Forensic Scientists life finger prints and extract fingerprints from crime scenes just like we did. Also in the module they say that being a Forensic Scientist is not just about finding the bad guy its also about clearing a suspects name and save them all the trouble of being accused of a crime. That is why I think a Forensic Scientist would be the perfect career for this module.