Crime Scene Science Topics
We will be analyzing:
1) Learn how to take fingerprints.
2) Learn the three basic types of fingerprints.
3) Take your fingerprints in two different ways.
4) Analyze your fingerprints for patterns.
1) Learn what your handwriting means.
2) Learn factors that influence how a person writes.
3) Analyze your signature.
4) Analyze someone else's handwriting and link it to a signed document.
5) Perform indented paper analysis on several documents and use it to determine the author.
6) Read basic information on the Jon Benet Ramsey murder case and investigate a copy of the ransom letter and handwriting sample of the father.
1) Test several known chemicals and record the resulting reactions.
2) Use the known chemical information to identify unknown chemicals.
3) Chemical analysis will be used to help solve a crime.
1) Organize the documents to determine the order in which certain events occurred.
2) Create a possible senario that links the documents to a crime.
1) Students will collect tire track evidence.
2) Using the metric system and proper techniques students will measure track and tread widths.
3) Students will use the measurement information to determine which car committed a crime.
1) Students use handlenses to draw fibers.
2) Students will compare fibers to one found at a crime scene.
3) Students will use this analysis to solve a crime.
1) Students will identify clues at the scene of a crime.
2) Using the metric system and proper measuring techniques students will create a rough draft of the crime scene.
3) Students will create a final draft using posterboard and permanent marker.
1) Students will perform ink chromatography techniques to determine if a suspect cheated.
We will also be reading:
"Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie