184.108.40.206.1 Formulate a testable hypothesis, design and conduct an experiment to test the hypothesis, analyze the data, consider alternative explanations, and draw conclusions supported by evidence from the investigation.
220.127.116.11.2 Evaluate the explanations proposed by others by examining and comparing evidence, identifying faulty reasoning, pointing out statements that go beyond the scientifically acceptable evidence, and suggesting alternative scientific explanations.
18.104.22.168.3 Identify the critical assumptions and logic used in a line of reasoning to judge the validity of a claim
22.214.171.124.2 Communicate, justify, and defend the procedures and results of a scientific inquiry or engineering design project using verbal, graphic, quantitative, virtual, or written means.
126.96.36.199.7 Explain the role of solubility of solids, liquids and gases in natural and designed systems.
188.8.131.52.1 Describe how technological problems and advances often create a demand for new scientific knowledge, improved mathematics, and new technologies.
184.108.40.206.2 Determine and use appropriate safety procedures, tools, computers and measurement instruments in science and engineering contexts. For example: Consideration of chemical and biological hazards in the lab.
220.127.116.11.3 Select and use appropriate numeric, symbolic, pictorial, or graphical representation to communicate scientific ideas, procedures and experimental results.
18.104.22.168.4 Relate the reliability of data to consistency of results, identify sources of error, and suggest ways to improve the data collection and analysis. For example: Use statistical analysis or error analysis to make judgments about the validity of results
22.214.171.124.6 Describe the factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction, including temperature, pressure, mixing, concentration, particle size, surface area and catalyst.
126.96.36.199.2 Explain and calculate how the speed of light and its wavelength change when the medium changes.
This course will study the various techniques used in analyzing a crime scene. Topics to be covered include basic observation skills along with analysis of the following: blood spatter, glass, soil, fingerprints, hair, fiber, bite marks, handwriting/documents, ballistics, DNA, facial recognition and chemicals. Other topics may be covered as time allows.