Looking for activities and resources to use in your Forensics course? The following are suitable for any high school setting, whether it is a full-year course, or a unit within another science class. Click on a topic below to find out more.
Implementing Mock Crime Scene – a full introduction to creating a mock crime scene that includes scenarios, student handouts, forms, etc.
Introduction to Forensics
Introduction to Forensics – a lecture presentation in powerpoint with a note guide for students to fill in
Laws & Evidence – a free prezi lecture that introduces the types of evidence, criminal vs. civil law, etc. with a note guide for students to fill in.
Crime Scene Protocols
Crime Scene Protocols – a free prezi lecture presentation with a note guide for students to fill in
Fingerprint & Impression Evidence
Fingerprint Evidence Inspiration – a list of resources and videos for teachers
Hair & Fiber Evidence
Hair & Fiber Evidence Inspiration – a list of resources for teachers
Human Remains Evidence
Forensic Pathology – a free prezi lecture on determining time of death and cause of death using Algor Mortis, Rigor Mortis, and Livor Mortis. Also, the steps of an autopsy are given. A powerpoint and student note guide are available as well.
Virtual Autopsy Activity – great, easy activity that students will enjoy. Great sub plan activity too!
DNA Evidence Inspiration – a list of resources for teachers
DNA Evidence Lecture – a free prezi lecture on DNA evidence that includes gel electrophoresis and amplifying a DNA sample using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) A powerpoint and student note guide are available as well.