Welcome Students!

To think about:
"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none." ~William Shakespeare


  1. SPRING 2012 MAKE-UP LABS (YOU MUST DO THESE LABS WITH ME IN CLASS, AT LUNCH, BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL.): go to: http://school.cengage.com/forensicscience/ and click launch site; click on the chapter numbers at the left side; do the Interactivity for ANY of the following chapters: 6, 7, 8, 9 10, 15, 16, 17. Set up your lab report as you do in class: title, introduction (use the information in the chapter outline icon), purpose, materials, procedure, data, conclusion. You must demonstrate that you spent at least 45 minutes on the task in order to get a lab credit.
  2. ASSIGNMENTS:
    1. go to http://bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/text.htm . Read and take detailed notes on any 6 of the 11 units. Use a note taking strategy on pages 8-19 at http://www.sl.psu.edu/Documents/Note_Taking_Strategies.pdf. Submit all work, neatly written and organized, in a folder.
    2. go to: http://school.cengage.com/forensicscience/# and click launch site; click on the chapter numbers at the left side; study the glossary in order to do the crossword activity for any 7 of the following chapters: 6, 7, 8, 9 10, 15, 16, 17; record the chapter number & title of the activity, record the clue and answer for the crossword puzzle.

week of May 7, 2012
  1. Lab #15 Science of Fire Virtual Lab http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/science-fire.htmlhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/fire_text.html

Week of May 1, 2012
  1. Tool Marks lab # 14
  2. Introduction to arson http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/arson/aaw10_media_kit.pdfhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/death-by-fire/death-by-fire.pdf
  3. Introduction to the chemisty of fire
  4. Taking notes while reading http://www.iptv.org/pd/strategicreading/rws_stratcombo.cfm
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week of April 23, 2012
  1. Lab # 13-Tire Track Evidence
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week of April 16, 2012

  1. Impression Evidence
    1. FBI Handbook of Forensic Services http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/handbook-of-forensic-services-pdf/
    2. http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/impsevidcard.pdf
  2. Lab # : Shoe print Impressions http://www.science.marshall.edu/murraye/2008%20Forensics%20Lectures/LENGTHY%20RELATIONSHIPS.pdf
    http://www.science.marshall.edu/murraye/Footprint%20Lab.html
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  3. Animal prints activities http://kids.parks.ca.gov/pages/22784/files/ActivityAnimalPrints.pdf
  4. for fun - brain teasers -
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2010_novaquiz.html








week of March 19, 2012
  1. Review Blood Basics http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classforsci.html#blood
  2. Lab #9 Blood Spatter Lab
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  3. PBA
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  4. PBA
  5. marking period 1 self reflection-Dear me
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week of March 12, 2012
  1. Lab #7 Blood Chromosomes Punnett Squares
  2. Lab #8 Blood Chromosomes Karyotype
  3. Annotation and habits of effective readers
  4. Thesis statements and topic sentences http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/Schenectady_High_School/Library/UnderstandingThesisStatements.pdf
    http://www.csudh.edu/studentaffairs/tlc/documents/thesis-statements-worksheet.pdf
  5. Graphic organizers and argument writing http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/studentsuccess/thinkliteracy/files/ThinkLitScienceWriting.pdf

Week of March 5, 2012
  1. Lab #6 Ernie's exit blood typing lab
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  2. Introduction to serology--> How do we learn academic vocabulary?
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  3. Serology con't http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/bloodbasicscard1.pdf


week of February 27, 2012
  1. Lab #4 virtual fingerprint http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/fingerprintwebwkst.pdf
  2. Lab #5 Fingerprinting collection and classification
  3. 3/2/2012 HW #4 Read and take cornell style notes (http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Cornell-Notes )
    on the fingerprint chapter http://bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/forensic_text_adobe/text_unit_4_fingerprints.pdf
  4. Identification and clasification of fingerprints http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/fingerprintbasics_student.pdf
  5. Fingerprints con't http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/fingerprintguide.pdf

week of February 13, 2012
  1. lab #3 chemicals and human health webquest
  2. lessons: drugs and drug analysis powerpoint 1 powerpoint 2
  3. open notes quest
  4. review & crib sheet
  5. portfolios, lab folders and exam #1
  6. HW #3: respond with reason and logic to the post: http://forensicsbiotechmbhsbc.wikispaces.com/message/view/Forensic+Science/50674948
    (you do not need to join the wiki, simply create an account so that you can post to the discussion board)

week of February 6, 2012
  1. lab #2 toxicology (3 parts-up to 3 credits)
  2. lessons: drugs & toxicology vocabulary; drugs and crime
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  3. HW #2: write your autobiography. Include: where you were born/grew up; describe your family; schools attended; positive and negative school experiences; places you have traveled/would like to travel to; 3 things you'd like to do in the next year; 3 things you'd like to do in the next 5-10 years; predict your life as it would go up through age 100; anything else you'd like to share


Week of January 31, 2012
  1. safety lab #1
  2. lesson: Dopamine & Inhalants
  3. 7 habits of effective readers; annotation & VPACE http://www.adlit.org/article/19844/
    http://www.western.edu/academics/academic-resource-center/files/Seven%20Habits%20of%20Highly%20Effective%20Readers%20-%2010-21-08.pdf
  4. community building & multiple intelligences http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/w1_interactive1.html
  5. HW #1 (due mon 2/6/2012): read about and then summarize the effects of the 12 drugs of abuse at: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/drugs/abuse.html































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A PEACEFUL, HEALTHY 2012 TO ALL!
Below are the lessons and assignments for marking periods 1-3.

    1. assignment for students in jeopardy of FAILING the class; write all work on loose-leaf; all work must be submitted on Tuesday, January 3, 2011
      1. LABS: go to: http://school.cengage.com/forensicscience/# and click launch site; click on the chapter numbers at the left side; do the Interactivity for the following chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14; record the chapter number, title of the activity, background information, your step by step procedure (what you did) as well as the results and a conclusion. You must demonstrate that you spent at least 45 minutes on the task in order to get a lab credit.
      2. ASSIGNMENTS: go to: http://school.cengage.com/forensicscience/# and click launch site; click on the chapter numbers at the left side; study the glossary in order to do the crossword activity for any 7 of the following chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14; record the chapter number & title of the activity, record the clue and answer for the crossword puzzle.
  1. week of 1/17/2012
    1. final exam review
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    2. exploravision project
  2. week of 1/9/2012
    1. introduction to toxicology
    2. BAC lab
    3. exploravision research con't
  3. week of 1/3/2012
    1. entomology lab parts 2-4
  4. week of 12/19/2011
    1. Exploravision competition:
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      ; begin research on your topic
    2. Entomology lab part 1
    3. Entomology Quest
  5. week of 12-5-2011
    1. lab 12: How do we analyze skeletal remains?
    2. Lessons: analyzing skeletal remains (bone); human anatomy & physiology

  6. week of 11-28-2011
    1. Lab 11: Autopsy of the Dill Pickle
    2. Lessons: basic human anatomy & physiology; anatomical terms; introduction to autopsies
    3. Open notes quest organ systems QUIZ 1
    4. HW 2: Answer questions 15-20 on autopsy worksheets after you have read the unit chapters

      END OF MARKING PERIOD 2
  7. week of 11-21-2011
  8. week of 10-31-2011
    1. nytimes.com (science--> Q& A / Really articles only http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html) Reading Log project- due 11-9-2011;
    2. QUEST: glass, soil, hair
    3. study for quest (20 vocab and 5 short answers: 1,2,5,8,15 from review sheet).
    4. answer all 34 questions in your notebook
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  9. week of 10-24-2011
    1. HW #2: Read and respond to the discussion prompt on violent video games and youth violence. Include your name so that you get credit for your post. http://forensicsbiotechmbhsbc.wikispaces.com/message/view/Forensics/45249828
    2. 10/26 -10/28: work on project-see below and study vocab words
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    3. 10/25: Glass, soil and hair project-due Friday 10/28/11
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    4. 10/24: Lab # 8: Examination of soil
    5. To do: study for quiz #2: hair and soil and glass vocab (11/1/2011)


  10. week of 10-17-2011
    1. Lesson: Introduction to the biology of hair and fibers http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/hairfibernotewkst.pdfhttp://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/hairfibercard.pdf
    2. Quiz 1: physical evidence
    3. Lab # 6: Polarized light, hair and fibers
    4. HW # 1- read and respond to the discussion prompt. Include your name so that you get credit for your post http://forensicsbiotechmbhsbc.wikispaces.com/message/list/Forensics




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    1. week of 10-11-2011
      1. Organize science notebook and folder-see rubric under "reference documents" tab at the left; notebooks and folders will be checked on Monday 10/17/2011.
      2. complete all missing assignments
      3. Gallery walk-physical evidence http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/powerevidencecard.pdf
    2. week of 10-3-2011
      1. REVIEW QUESTIONS: Read Unit 2 physical evidence at: http://bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/forensic_text_adobe/text_unit_2_physical_evidence.pdf then write out and answer REVIEW QUESTIONS 1-14 at
        http://bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/forensic_worksheets/Unit%202%20Physical%20Evidence/Unit%202%20Physical%20Evidence%20WS.pdf
      2. Create and update portfolios (grade tracker, goals & reflections)
      3. Create and upadate lab folders: labs 1-5
      4. Careers in Forensics-Project 2 Job Opportunity Advertisement- assignment rubric:
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        ; websites with job profiles: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Field/22/Forensic_Science
      5. Lab 5 -CSI Rookie Training webquest http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/CSIWebAdv_Rookie.pdf
    3. week of 9-26-2011
      1. Lab 4 Shoe print impression measurement - monday 9-26
      2. Argumentative Essay & Checklist-Should People Become Vegetarian? or Is Alcoholism Genetic or Environmental?
      3. Finish lab 4 report and essay
      4. Project #1 (see Reference Documents tab at left for handouts):
        1. Read any science articles from the sites listed below and complete the reading log by summarizing the science ideas/content that you learned as well as your thoughts/questions. Compete the vocabulary builder form as you come across words that you do not know. Due Wed 10-5-2011. websites: http://news.science360.gov/files/
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science
          http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
    4. week of 9-19-2011
      1. Lab 3 - Dental Impression - Monday 9-19-11
      2. Exam 1: teeth structure and function, crime scene basics, eyewitness basics, CSI search methods, CSI protocol, hidden objects, (9-23-11)
      3. Eyewitness basicshttp://sciencespot.net/Pages/classforsci.html
    5. week 9-12-2011
      1. lab 2-Range & Habitat
      2. quiz 1- safety, habitat & range, brain structure and function
      3. CSI basics-http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classforsci.html
      4. How do we learn? http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/rotc_right-left_brain.pdfhttp://www.au.af.mil/au/
      5. HW 2- read and outline/take notes on unit 1 of the online textbook-Forensic Illustrated: Step Under the Tape http://www.bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/text.htm

    6. week 9-8-2011
      1. lab 1-safety
      2. HW1-course contract, course supplies-need a pocket folder for labs
      3. learning styles survey http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/mitest.html
      4. forensics diagnostic