Intro to Forensic Science (Teacher Guide - Download)

Intro to Forensic Science (Teacher Guide - Download)


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For Grade Level 11-12

Forensic science is a fascinating study of over twenty scientific disciplines offering investigative work to the judicial system. Master Books’ Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview reveals God as the Author and Designer of science and the need for Christian investigators reporting to the judicial system. Scripture, case studies, and the knowledge of various scientific disciplines are taught throughout this one of kind homeschool curriculum.

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SKU K242-4
Manufacturer Master Books
Title Intro to Forensic Science (Teacher Guide - Download)
Subtitle From A Biblical Perspective
Contributors Jennifer Rivera
Page Count 552
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

The term “forensic science” refers to the acquisition of knowledge gained from the evidence, analysis, and investigator interpretations with the goal of presenting this knowledge before individuals in the judicial system.

While television, movies, and podcasts have popularized forensic science, much of what is portrayed in the media is not accurate. Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview homeschool curriculum was developed to teach your students how to use keen observational techniques, understand the disciplines that make up forensic science, and know how to apply them to seeking first the Kingdom of God.

In every lesson, applicable Scripture is woven throughout the text, along with practical labs, and review materials. Case studies are included to raise the student’s awareness of some of the most famous crimes in history, both solved and unsolved, while examining real investigative practices, time frames, and judicial results. Because of the sensitive nature of the case studies, this course is recommended to 11th and 12th grade students.

Course Objectives

  • Study forensic science through a biblical lens and learn how science clearly confirms the Bible.
  • Discover how casts are taken of shoeprints and tire marks and how they are used in investigation.
  • Evaluate fire and blood spatter patterns and how they are used to determine origin and method.
  • Explore several types of microscopes and their purposes in forensic science.
  • Examine the role of alcohol, drugs, tools, insects, and more in crime scene investigation.

Course Features:

  • 45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Convenient daily schedule, saving you time!
  • Full-color student & teacher text
  • Perforated, 3-hole punched worksheets
  • Recommended Grade Level: 11th – 12th
  • Exercises, labs, extension activities and assessments
  • One year course to earn one science credit

Curriculum Requirements:

  • Student Text - Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview
  • Teacher Guide – Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview

About the Author:

Jennifer Hall Rivera EdD is the Director of Educational Programs for Answers in Genesis. Her interest in the forensic sciences started at an early age and is credited to the godly instruction of her father, a renowned fingerprint expert. Her experience in the field of forensic science includes employment in a crime scene unit, over a decade of teaching, journal publications, and numerous speaking events.

Content Warning: This course deals with real criminal case studies and discusses sensitive topics. Parental discretion is advised.

Perfect Accompaniment to studentbook!
Review by Shantel
I wasn't sure I wanted to get this teacher guide at first it it's proved very useful! All the hands-on are in this guide. There are unit quizzes, lesson answer, lesson worksheets, and more in this guide. It's definitely useful and needed to make the course fun.
Amazingly detailed
Review by Dustie
This is a very fascinating course that helps students develop skills that they can use to bring glory to the Creator. I love that it is absolutely rooted in God’s truth. The author makes it clear that, “criminal activity is rooted in the sinful nature of man, and understanding the fallen nature of man is important when studying forensic science.” Because of the sensitive nature of many of the cases in which forensics is required, the age level is appropriate, and I wouldn’t recommend adjusting it.
The supply list is at the beginning of the teacher guide and uses mostly household or easy to find items. A more detailed list (divided by lesson) is found in the back of the teacher’s guide. The list is a bit longer than some of the other courses, but that is because it is a very hands on course. The activities are extremely useful in understanding how the forensics experts conduct investigations. One of the first lessons that the student learns is to distinguish between what is relevant and what is not. I think this is a skill that can be useful in many other aspects of life. The student will learn skills in analysis of data, as well as things like serology, toxicology, and fingerprint analysis. In addition, the student is given an overview of the judicial aspects, as well as different careers within the field of forensics.
This is a fantastic course for a student that is interested in a career in the medical or legal professions.
A Great Course
Review by Virginia
The Intro to Forensic Science curriculum is a fascinating out-of-the-box lab-based science course. The teacher's guide includes unit and cumulative tests, suggested grading parameters, supply lists, a suggested daily schedule, student worksheets, and a variety of activities. Students will learn about the importance of documentation of evidence, how to identify a variety of tool marks, calculate the trajectory of a bullet, analyze handwriting, and more!

I would highly recommend this course for any upper high school student interested in a career in law enforcement or forensics.

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