Aug 17th First Day of School
Send home parent letter Discuss on Tuesday to prepare for eclipse
Parent letter
  • What is an eclipse?
Eclipse Pretest
Notes lunar and solar eclipses
Eclipse Gizmo

Aug 18th
Eclipse Station Day
  • What are some special features during a solar eclipse?
Jolley's room Station 1:  Big Sun, Small Moon:  Why do the sun
and moon look like they are the same size in the sky?
Mullinax room Station 2:Dancing to the Eclipse and legends of
Ezell room Station 3: Eclipse Safety: how to use safety glasses
Faust room Station 4:  
Modeling Eclipses:   Handout Students will
make observations and construct explanations
Rogers room Station 5: Make a
pinhole viewer
Cash room Station 6: Eclipse
movie phenomenon How to watch
the video.
  • Please have everyone download the Smithsonian eclipse App
    from the APP Catalogue.

Aug 22nd
  • What is TALON?
  • What are proper safety procedures?
  • Class Introduction
  • Standard: H.E.1A.3   Plan and conduct controlled scientific
    investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and
    develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and
    testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information,
    (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use
    appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques
    to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and
    represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety
Forensic Science Standards
Discuss Website and its use
Review Parent letter and play the pain Game
Talon Class Introduction
Scavenger hunt
Notebook instructions
notebook information
Safety Contract

Aug 23rd
Review Standard HE1A3
finish scavenger hunt
finish notebooks
Safety Contract signed
Make safety pictures
Scientific method vs engineering design notes

Aug 24th
Continue with Standard HE1A3
Find link to table of contents on home page
check notebooks
check safety contracts
Problem: People believe some pretty strange things
Question: Can you prove or disprove an old wives tale?
Venn diagram scientific method vs engineering
Scientific method organizer
Engineering design organizer
method vs engineering design notes
Venn diagram
Wives Tale Lesson

Aug 25th
Review scientific method
Deductive vs inductive reasoning
Continue Old wives tale
write hypothesis
complete experimental design

Aug 28th
How do we use patterns to determine solutions?
Pattern Gizmo
Difference between deductive and inductive reasoning
deduction vs. induction discussion take quiz
another example
Sherlock excerpts
holmes mistake

Aug 29th
Finish sci meth worksheet page 19 in notebook
Page 20 definitions reasoning and sci meth and safety
Test Friday
Complete Gizmo Patterns
finish logic puzzle

Aug 30th
What were some milesstones in the history of forensics?
mini mystery
Forensic syllabus
How to tell fact from fiction
Reading log Chapter 1 unwind  
How to
separate fact from opinion
reasoning video How logical are you?
attention test
inductive reasoning recognizing patterns
Test tomorrow

Aug 31st
Reading log Unwind
Why are ethics and important component of forensic work?
Be prepared to address one of these
ethical dilemmas
Use your fact from
fiction knowledge
Forensic timeline choose two to represent on class timeline
Introduction to forensics
Poisons video matthew orfila (toxicologist)
scientific method webquest
Anthony Bertolloni Anthropomometry
Fingerprints Francis Galton
Lattes blood typing
chaplin introduction
Goddard ballistics
Osborne questioned documents
review scientific method with this
virtual lab scientific method
review these notes
Introduction to forensics

Sept 1
How has forensics played an important part in Us History?
Test safety, scientific method, ethics
After test create timeline donations (2 scientists)

Sept 5th
Read Unwind
Finish Timeline Work

Sept 6th
Read Unwind
How have crime scene dramas changed the way society views
Complete crime
scene drama activity
Complete timeline work
Discuss introduction of forensics (see above for powerpoint)
Objecive :  Recognize the major contributors to the development
of forensic science. 2. Illustrate the history of forensic science.

Sept 7th
Read Unwind
Finish up timeline
Finish Tv show Analysis
ChaCha the question What is the CSI Effect?
Crime scene basics Notes
Crime Scene
Basics Note taking sheet

Sept 8th
Change of Pace New Standard H.E.5A.5 Construct explanations
for the formation of severe weather conditions to create hurricanes
Create a hurricane
how a
hurricane knows where to go

Sept 12th
Read Unwind
Finally take notes crime scene
list group label with article from New York Times

Sept 13th
Read Unwind
Finish Crime scene notes
Finish article from yesterday
Highlight article in Notability and email to me
notebooks rubric
Complete crime scene protocol  
Arriving at the Scene from FBI

Sept 14th
Read Unwind
Continue notes arriving at the scene
Begin your historical crime scene creation
Choose your scene and keep it a secret
Research your choice to make a materials list

Sept 15th
Read Unwind
Add standards below to page 31
  • Identify and use science relationships to find qualitative or quantitative solutions involving the direct
    application/demonstration of concepts.
  • ·         Provide or identify reasons/explanations for observations demonstrating understanding of the
    underlying scientific concept.
  • ·         Understand the role of the scientific method as it relates to Forensic Science.
  • ·         Understand the physical world in terms of a crime scene.
  • ·         Use of Crime Scene as a setting to describe physical evidence.
  • ·         Explain the steps to taking a thorough securing and recording of a crime scene.

Finish timeline of forensics discussion
Continue arriving at the scene notes
continue making your own crime scene

Sept 18th
Read Unwind
Test review
Put up the timeline again
continue crime scene work

Sept 19th
Read Unwind
test part 1
test part 2
finish timeline
work on crime scene activity
complete chacha
word wall

Sept 20th
Read Unwind
notes searching the crime scene
Go to staged crime scene
work on crime scene recreation activity

Sept 21st
Read Unwind
Continue notes photography and sketches
work on crime scene recreation

Sept 25th
Sub work
crime 360
video information sheet and turn in
work on your crime scene recreations

Sept 26th
Read Unwind
go over sub work
finish crime scene notes
wet and
dry packaging
funny crime
scene photos
crime scene photos
review crime
scene sketches
continue making crime scenes

Sept 27th
Read Unwind
Go over STEAM and STEAM Garden project
work on crime scenes

Sept 28th
Sub work

Sept 29th
Read Unwind
go over sub work
STEAM garden
How to use a microscope
Crime scene work

Oct 2nd
Read Unwind
Finish crime scene and put into box
Be ready to take evidence to Ms. Mullinax class
Notes fingerprinting
worksheet fingerprinting
activity worksheet

Oct 3rd
Read Unwind
Work on crime scene

Oct 4th
Read Unwind
continue notes fingerprints
make fingerprints

Oct 5th
Read Unwind
complete fingerprint acitvity class numbers
ridgeology points
ridgeology worksheet
fingerprint identification worksjeet
STEAM work fine tune drawing design

Oct 6th
Read Unwind
latent prints
worksheet latent prints
try lifting prints

Oct 9th
sub work
Analyze the evidence Was the Body Moved?

Oct 10th
Read Unwind
sub work
Identify the victim

Oct 11th
Read Unwind
Review subwork

Oct 12th
Read Unwind
ChaCha question
Latent Prints
Lift your own latent print while waiting....
  • Research all methods you can find other than dusting to lift

Oct 13th
Read Unwind
cutting bottles for STEAM Sculpture

Oct 16th
Read Unwind
Make a fingerprting lifting comparison chart
types of fingerprint lifts
reading latent prints
Begin mystery with acid base activity
Test Wednesday

Oct 17th
Read Unwind
Test review
finish types of fingerprint lifts

Oct 18th
Test crime scene  part 1
Test fingerprints part 2 directions included
Download wireless microscope app to look at prints
After test word wall hair and fibers
Begin reading it's
Magic Mystery

Oct 19th
Read Unwind
finish its magic mystery story
complete Ph test on Mystery liquid from crime scene
turn in Ph lab paper

Oct 23rd
Read Unwind
discuss Ph lab
Notes chromatography
notes chromatography
chromatography lab
complete chromatography
mystery lab page 30

Oct 24th
Greenwood Genetics center
Seafood forensics

Oct 25th
Read Unwind
finish chromatography practice
complete mystery letter chromatography
continue mystery story

Oct 26th
Sub work
Movie Contact

Oct 27th
Standard: Distinguish the morphology of hair
Finish movie
finish chromatography
continue reading mystery
notes hair
sheets for notes

Oct 31st
Standard: Distinguish types of hair from microscopic analysis
Read Unwind
Check mystery letter with chromatography
Hair lab

Nov 1st
Read Unwind
finish hair lab
Find hair around campus and identify

Nov 2nd
read Unwind
Identify hair evidence from it's Magic Mystery
go outside to collect hair evidence

Nov 3rd
read Unwind
continue outside colleciton
complete its magic hair lab

Nov 6th
sub work

Nov 8th
Read Unwind
One more day of hair
discuss handwriting analysis

Nov 9th
Sub work
finish movie contact
analysis notes
Handwriting analysis activity

Nov 10th
read unwind
continue handwriting analysis activity

Read Unwind
continue handwriting analysis

Nov 14th
read unwind
finish handwritng analysis activity
solve the mystery its magic
Notes blood basics

Nov 15th
Read Unwind
blood basics
notes worksheet
blood typing game
 spatter notes
Blood spatter notes worksheet
spatter lab

Nov 16th
continue blood spatter

Nov 17th
finish blood spatter
forensic files blood spatter

Nov 20th
DNA fingerptinting
Gizmo structure of DNA

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Jan 7th
Reading log form--Unwind Prologue Book reading
Unwind activities
  • What are ethics?
  • What is an ethical dilemmma?
Brainpop ethics
Try some
ethical dilemmas

Jan 8th

Jan 11th
Sub work
Movie the 11th Hour
worksheet 11th Hour

How do we use patterns to determine solutions?
Continue Chapter1 Unwind
Pattern Gizmo
Difference between deductive and inductive reasoning
deduction vs. induction discussion take quiz
another example
Hang up license plates
Sherlock excerpts
holmes mistake
Begin Making of a murderer

Jan 13th
Continue Chapter 1 Unwind
Finish Pattern Gizmo
Inductive vs
deductive reasoning
REAP guide on
reasoning article
Watch Making A Murderer

watch making a murderer

Feb 1st
Test written
puzzle for test
method questions for test
Reading log chapter 6
How do I complete an experiment to test a hypothesis?
complete work below if you never did google webquest

Feb 2nd
Reading log

Watch Making a Murderer

Feb 3rd
Reading log
Begin CSI Lab introduction
Watch Making Murderer

Feb 4th
Reading log
finish CSI introduction Beginner lesson
watch making a murderer

Feb 5th
Beta Day

Feb 8th
Reading log
Begin where is the CAT DNA profile

Feb 9th
Reading log
continue DNA profile

Feb 10th
Reading log
continue dna profile
sort bugs from 3rd period stream test

Feb 11th
SUB work
Go to Auditorium to watch energy presentation
forensic files if time allows

Feb 12th
Sub work
watch forensic files

Feb 15th
Snow day

Feb 16th

Feb 17th
Reading log
Notes DNA profiling
note taking sheet
lesson 2 CSI introduction
Watch making a murderer
STEAM project
Take up reading log

Feb 18th
reading log
continue notes sheet dna profiling
continue making your story for Who's the daddy?
watch making of a Murderer

Feb 19th
Reading log
finish dna notes sheet
finish Who is the Daddy?
watch Making of a murderer

Feb 22nd
Reading log
finish dna profile Who is the daddy?
Begin toxicology lab CSI adventures
Notes urinalysis
Begin alternative
energy notes
complete energy foldable
Watch mcgyver if the
internet allows -Mcgyver windmills

Feb 23rd
reading log
research windmills and their functions
brainstorm idea for windmill construction tomorrow

Feb 24th
windmill competition
No reading log

Feb 25th
reading log
notes urinalysis

Feb 26th
reading log
notes hair
notes worksheet
hair lab human hair

Feb 29th
reading log
continue human hair lab begin animal hair

March 1st
reading log
finish human and animal hair lab

March 2nd
reading log
Notes fibers
continue notes on fiber worksheet

March 3rd
Sub Work

March 4th
Reading log
Fibers lab

March 5th
reading log
fibers lab continued
How to collect fibers at a crime scene

March 7th
reading log
finish fibers lab

March 8th recycling

March 9th
reading log
hair and
fiber challenge
begin blood
basics notes
notes sheet

March 10th
reading log
continue blood notes
Begin blood
spatter actvities
Watch Making a murderer

March 11th
Reading log
Watch blood
Spatter training video
Continue blood spatter activities

March 14th
reading log
Solve your own crime scene activity

March 15th
reading log
blood spatter test
cleaning day

March 16th
Reading log chapter 12
Begin notes fingerprints

March 17th
reading log
Notes ridgeology
notes sheet
look for minutea points in your fingerprints

March 18th
reading log

March 21st
reading log
Notes latent prints
prints note sheet
pull your own latent print

March 22nd
reading log
complete 3 activities
1) find your own minutea points (at least 6)
2) make a toe print
3) make a latent print

March 23rd
reading log
identifiy a random latent print
crime scene procedures

March 24th
Reading log Chapter 16
Sub Work

March 25th
reading log
notes crime scene
complete bus loop search

March 28th
reading log
continue crime scene notes
crime scene
simulation game

March 29th
reading log
finish crime scene simulation game
document handout
questioned documents

March 30th
reading log
finish documents notes
forgery case comparison

March 31st
reading log
watch real
lindberg trial
find the forger activity

April 1st
reading log
complete chromatography

April 11th
reading log
finish chromatography
crime scene unit
recycling projects

April 12th
reading log
secret pen activity
make recycled object

April 13th
reading log
discover secret pen
continue recycle project
learn to use the GPS

April 14th
no reading log
How to make a good interview
recycling project

April 15th
reading log
gps continued
work on role play
finish interviews

April 18th
reading log
gps continued
finish interviews
writing a good
police report
recycling projects
complete passive vs. active voice activity

April 19
reading log
gps continued
finish interview
complete fact vs. opinion
write police report
recycling projects

April 20th
reading log
 police report activities

April 21st
reading log
continue polie report activities

April 22nd
GPS scavenger hunt creation

April 25th
complete scavenger hunt

April 26th
reading log
reconstruction activities

April 27th
reading log
continue accident reconstruction

April 28th
reading log
create forensic kits