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Activity Description of "Forensic Science"

Title Forensic Science
Audience high school
Abstract A murder has been committed in the high school biology lab. Working in cooperative groups, students are given evidence and interview information. They must perform hair microscopy, blood analysis, chromatography and DNA fingerprinting to decide which suspect committed the crime.
Author Thea Sinclair
Email tsinclair@twave.net
Unifying Concept Evidence, models, and explanation
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Science as a human endeavor
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesScience and technology in local, national, global challenges
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences The cell, Molecular basis of heredity
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