Forensic Science is an advanced, high school elective course designed to provide students with hands-on experiences in various aspects of a criminal investigation. Science content and Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science objectives are integrated as students ask questions and define problems, develop and use models, plan and conduct investigations, analyze and interpret data, construct explanations and design solutions as they consider crime scenes, evidence, and protocol. As students demonstrate proficiency in evidence collection–maintenance of data integrity, formulation of a conclusion/summary, and succinct communication of findings–they prepare for forensic-related careers and other occupational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities as they develop and demonstrate conceptual understandings and research and laboratory skills described in the objectives. Safety instruction is integrated in all activities, and students will implement safe procedures and practices when manipulating equipment, materials, organisms, and models. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates content literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools.

Standard: Forensic Science Content

High School: Forensic Science

Topic: Engineering Design(Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science)

High School: Forensic Science

Topic: Reading- Key Ideas and Details(Science Literacy)

Topic: Reading- Craft and Structure

Topic: Reading- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Topic: Reading- Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Topic: Writing- Text Types and Purposes

Topic: Writing- Production and Distribution of Writing

Topic: Writing- Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Topic: Writing- Range of Writing