School: NCSSM Open Enrollment SchoolDept: ScienceTerm(s) Currently Offered: Semester1, Semester2Prerequisite(s): Grade Level: 10-12Completion of Language Arts/ English with a grade of "A", completion of Biology I and Math III.
BI0304 Honors Forensic Science
This course focuses on the application of basic biological, chemical and physical science principles, and technological practices as it relates to judicial and civil issues. It includes the investigation of fingerprinting, fiber analysis, ballistics, arson, trace evidence analysis, poisons, drugs, blood spatters, and blood samples. In addition, students must incorporate the use of technology, communication skills, language arts, art, family and consumer science, mathematics, and social sciences. Good writing skills are imperative. Through online lessons, virtual and hands-on labs, and analysis of fictional crime scenarios, students learn about forensic tools, technical resources, forming and testing hypotheses, proper data collection, and responsible conclusions. Because of potential graphic material in some of the modules, parents are asked to sign a permission slip.
Meeting Times: Fall Semester: 8:15-9:25 M-Th & 10:15-11:25 M-Th/ Spring Semester 8:05-9:15 M-Th
Requirements: Materials/Textbook: Must be provided by the school Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations, by Bertino and Bertino (2nd Edition) Published by South-Western Educational: 2015. ISBN: 9781305077119 Materials: Some equipment will be provided on loan from NCSSM; schools are responsible for materials. A list of additional needed materials will be provided.Consumables Fees: A $25 per student consumable materials fee will be invoiced at the start of the semester. For inquiries regarding invoices, please contact Crystal Davis at NCSSM. phone: 919-416-2640 fax: 919-416-2650 firstname.lastname@example.org.Site Requirements: Facilitator assistance will be required to set up labs and proctor assessments. Instructor will provide a list of educational websites that students must be able to access during class, including but not limited to Google Drive and www.firearmsid.com.Powerschool: 30205X0