The pracs were really good, more fun that I thought - Jayden
I learned a lot about DNA and how it is used in investigations - Lucy
Lifting fingerprints was harder than I thought - Sam
This subject is a Science elective designed to broaden students scientific knowledge and investigative skills. In Forensic science, students develop skills through case studies with hands on investigations into DNA profiling, fingerprinting, blood spatter anaylsis, hair and fibre abalysus and chemical and physical identification of unknown evidence. Students will learn the basics of crime scene identification, and are challenged through deductive reasoning and clear thinking exercises.
We cover a range of areas including Anthropometry (Bones), Fingerprinting, DNA, Blood analysis, Hair and Fibre analysis, Entomology, Impressions (cast making) and Investigative and problem solving skills.
Lots of practical activities and problem solving. Culminates with a major investigation: Who killed Van Goof.
Mr Russell or Mrs Pilgrim-Cayzer