Forensic Science CPU

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Introduction

In the Forensic Science CPU, students complete in-depth explorations of forensic science and many of its sub-fields, including forensic medicine, odontology, pathology, chemistry, and toxicology.

Students discover the usefulness of DNA evidence and electrophoresis through an easy-to-understand simulation. They are also exposed to common forensic laboratory procedures, such as blood type determination, blood type matching, drug identification, and urinalysis. Although students practice proper safety precautions during the procedures, these experiments use harmless, simulated chemicals to protect students while giving them a real-world, hands-on experience.

Students also utilize the latest software to enhance their learning experience through multimedia presentations, movies, and interactive activities.

Featured Careers

  • In the Forensic Science CPU, students determine the blood type for a "victim" and each of the suspects, then draw conclusions from your lab results.Forensic scientist
  • Bloodstain pattern analysis consultant
  • Forensic psychiatrist
  • DNA technician

Skill Development

Health Science Skills

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Studying pathology slides
  • Blood types
  • Building blocks of DNA and electrophoresis
  • Cause, mechanism, and manner of death
  • Forensic science case studies
  • Common forensic procedures including autopsy, dental ID and bite marks, determining time of death, and more

Academic Skills

  • Students define and discover the building blocks of DNA.  They also discover the collecting and preserving process for DNA evidence.Reading
  • Writing
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Biology

What's Included

  • Applied Technologies Forensic Science courseware CD
  • Forensic casebook textbook
  • Microscope textbook
  • Forensics software
  • Forensics simulation and activity software
  • Blood typing kit and refill
  • Electrophoresis gel model
  • Fingerprinting forms
  • Human pathology slides
  • Lab coats
  • Microscope
  • Lamented forensic entomology data form
  • Miscellaneous materials and consumables
  • Instructor's Overview
  • Media Cruiser

Ordering Information

Forensic Science - HS1040
CPU Objectives