Grades: 7th – 8th
Everybody loves a mystery! Here you will learn what forensics, the science of solving mysteries, is all about. Students will be exposed to the importance of physics and biology in Forensic Science. You will learn and practice skills of observation, measurement, inductive and deductive reasoning, and analysis. Simple microscopic, finger printing, and fiber analysis techniques will be studied. Detective teams will evaluate foot prints, identify unknown substances, and learn about blood spatter evidence. Your team will then investigate a crime scene where you will put these forensic tools to use to catch a criminal and reveal their motive!
Subjects Covered: Forensics, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanics, and Physiology.
Instructors: Jill Reed, Teacher – Los Angeles Unified School District
Tinie Runyard – Southern California Gas Company