Idea Bank: Forensics on a Shoestring Budget

by: Joseph A. Greco

In recent years, forensic science has gained popularity thanks in part to high-profile court cases and television programs. Although the cost of forensic equipment and supplies may initially seem too expensive for the typical high school classroom, the author developed an activity that incorporates forensics into the 10th-grade biology curriculum while staying within the budget. This activity involves estimating a time of death based on fictitious police and medical examiner reports. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge using inquiry in lieu of elaborate equipment or supplies.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2005Stock # tst05_072_05_46Volume 072Issue 05

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