SCIENCE Forensic Science

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SCIENCE Forensic Science

Due to television shows like “Bones,” “CSI,” “Forensic Files” and many others, the discipline of Forensic Science has gained popularity and interest within the general public as well as high school students around the country. The course of Forensic Science originated from this most recent interest.
Forensic Science is primarily a life science elective course that incorporates the fundamental topics found in biology, chemistry and physics into a scientific problem solving academic adventure. Concepts including genetics, toxicology, projectile motion, pathology, and recent technological advances will be of high priority in this course. Forensics Science focuses on strengthening a student’s problem solving ability while reinforcing logical thought processes along side judicial guidelines. Scenario reconstructions, evidence analysis and simple laboratory techniques will become routine for all enrolled students. Find your “hidden talent” in this course and expose the truth.

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Prerequisite: Biology with a C- or higher

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