Objective I

First Marking Period 9/05/07 – 10/12/2007

9/05/2007

Aim: Why is it important to determine the exact time of death?
Do Now:How can a medical examiner determine the time of death?
Homework:Based on all the evidence available, estimate the time of death for the victim. Explain your answer.
Vocabulary:accident,death,forensics,livor mortis,and rigor mortis.

9/06/2007

Aim: How can body temperature help us to determine the time of death?
Do Now:Why is important to determine exact time of death?
Homework:Based on the victim’s body temperature estimate the time of death.
Vocabulary:accident,death,forensics,livor mortis,and rigor mortis.

9/07/2007

Aim: Why is important to perform an autopsy?
Do Now:How can body temperature help us to determine the time of death?
Homework: Read the handout, and write a brief report concerning your understanding of the case. Use specific references as needed.
Vocabulary:accident,death,forensics,livor mortis,and rigor mortis.

9/10/2007

Aim: Why is it important to study forensic science?
Do Now:Why is important to perform an autopsy?
Homework: After you have read the findings, write a brief autopsy report based on the data given to you by your teacher.
Vocabulary:ballistic,criminalistics,evidence,suffocate.

9/11/2007

Aim: Why is it important to recognize the pattern?
Do Now:Why is important to study forensic science?
Homework: Based on the evidence available, estimate the time of death for the victim.Explain your answer.
Vocabulary:ballistic,criminals,evidence,pathology,suffocate.

9/12/2007

Aim: How can insect help us to determine the victim’s time of death?
Do Now:Why is it important to recognize the pattern?
Homework:Analyze the problem and aswer the questions from your handout.
Vocabulary:autopsy,microbiology,microscopic,pathologist,post mortem.

9/17/2007

Aim: How can we take effective notes?
Do Now:Why is taking notes an important part of your education? Explain. (at least one paragraph)
Homework:How can the Cornell system help you as a student?
Vocabulary:effective,extension,review,summary,

9/18/2007

Aim: How is scientific method used to solve forensic problems?
Do Now:How can insect help us to determine the victim’s time of death?
Homework:What procedure would you expect to experience before sentencing, if you were caught red-handed in a break in?
Vocabulary:entomology,odontology, palynology,polygraphy.

9/19/2007

Aim: What are the Federal Rules of Evidence, and why are they needed?
Do Now:How is scientific method used to solve forensic problems?
Homework:What are the differences between misdemeanors and felonies?
Vocabulary:indict, violation, infraction, misdemeanor, and felony

9/20/2007

Aim: The Scientific Method: What is it and Why is it Important?Review.
Do Now:What color is the sky? Why do you think that?
Homework:read the case study and answer questions regarding the scientific method.
Vocabulary:observation,hypothesis,inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning,

9/21/2007

Aim: What are the stages of decay?
Do Now:The Scientific Method: What is it and Why is it Important?
Homework:Have the students read the handout, then write a paragraph of their own explaining when the victim died, and how they know.
Vocabulary:accumulated degree hour (ADH),ambient temperature, climatological, entomology

10/05/2007

Aim: Fingerprinting: Is it enough evidence to convict a person of a crime?
Do Now:Why use fingerprints in a criminal investigation?
Homework:Have the students read the handout, then write a paragraph of their own explaining why is important to find all fingerprints around crime scene.
Vocabulary:arc, fingerprint, latent, ridge