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Forensics Project

Who murdered Jack Hanson, the HTH Robotics student?

Fake dead body

 

In this project students will solve the case of the murdered High Tech High Robotics student, Jack Hanson.  In order to do this, students will learn forensic techniques and criminal rights.  Simultaneously students will work in investigative teams to solve the crime.  Once the students have solved the murder of Jack Hanson they will present what they have learned throughout the course of the unit in school wide exhibition. 


Deliverables:

To Solve the Crime
Case Briefing
Final Case Brief
Make Your Case Presentation

To Present What You Have Learned at the Forensic Exhibition
Plan of Exhibition Display
Rough Draft of Exhibition Display
Final Draft of Exhibition Display
Exhibition Night
Presentation

Content Covered:

Humanities-
Role of Government
Criminal Rights
Restricting Rights

Math-
Blood Spatter Analysis
Using Probability in Forensics
Other Probability Applications

Biology-
DNA
DNA replication
Transcription and Translation

PCR and Gel Electrophoresis

FOR SAMPLE INTERDISCIPLINARY FORENSICS LESSONS CLICK HERE

Guest Speaker: Erin Gould, San Diego Country Sherriff’s Office
Criminalist and Ballistics Specialist