Forensic Science

Module contents

Turn students into detectives as they investigate DNA, blood and fingerprint evidence

Students develop a thorough understanding of concepts such as Locard’s Principle, genetic principles of inheritance, and chromatography. They acquire skills through activities such as making an impression cast, analyzing altered documents, and modeling a DNA profile. In each unit of study (lab), students perform both skill and case activities.

The module culminates in a comprehensive culminating activity called The Case of the Silent Sentinel.

Forensic Science includes:

  • Investigation literature and student guide, comprehensive Curriculum Guide, and a Curriculum Resources CD-ROM with a virtual lab
  • Six units of study (labs), each with 4-6 skill activities and 4-6 case activities (55 activities total):


    • Unit 1: Fingerprint Evidence
    • Unit 2: DNA Evidence
    • Unit 3: Blood Evidence
    • Unit 4: Trace Evidence—Particles, Fibers, and Marks
    • Unit 5: Questioned Document Evidence
    • Unit 6: Comprehensive Inquiry Investigation
  • A poster on fingerprinting
  • Storage cabinet with materials for 40 students in clearly labeled drawers
1013062 Complete Module with Virtual Lab
1014782 Curriculum Guide
1284504 CD-ROM Network License
1306589 Refill Package
Forensic Science Sample Downloads
Unit Summary 74 K Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 122 K Download
Program Features 772 K Download
Table of Contents 45 K Download
Materials List 186 K Download