Today, on the blog, I am sharing how I execute my Arson Inquiry Lab- A Forensics Activity. A few years ago, arson was my least favorite topic to teach in Forensics. It was dry, boring and difficult to find engaging activities for my students. In a desperate attempt to get
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Can I be honest? Teaching macromolecules could very well be one of the most boring topics in Biology! Well….it was for me….until last year, when I decided to re-vamp my lesson plan to include more engaging activities. Today, on the blog, I am sharing some ideas for Teaching Macromolecules in
Deductive reasoning is an essential academic skill for forensic science students. Activities that help students develop their deductive reasoning can be implemented to complement many areas of the curriculum and are always a lot of fun. As students participate in engaging deductive reasoning activities, they develop foundational knowledge for using logic
A new school year is upon us and setting the stage for a great year is my #1 priority in the first week of my Forensics classes. I have rounded up a collection of the activities that I do with my Forensics students and am sharing them with you today
If you teach Forensics, you know how much fun a mock crime scene can be. This Dill Pickle Autopsy activity is a student-favorite and can be used in so many different ways. Today, on the blog, I will show you how to prep for this fun and engaging activity. I
One of my favorite topics to teach in Forensics is toxicology. This topic always fosters deep conversations with my students and they are always engaged in the activities that comprise this unit. Today on the blog, I am sharing 7 activities to add to your Forensic Toxicology unit. If you
As a new school year approaches, Forensics teachers across the world are scrambling to find virtual labs and activities for their Forensic Science classrooms. In my collaborative Facebook group for Forensic Science teachers, the question “How do we virtually teach such a hands-on course?” comes up in conversation on a
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Are you a new Forensics teacher and need to whip together a curriculum map for your new course? Don’t stress! In this blog post, I will help you create a Forensic Science curriculum map in 3 easy steps. Creating a curriculum map for a new course can be a daunting
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I love a good ‘ole review game. Any time that I can generate engagement by creating a competitive classroom environment, I’m game! (Pun intended!) Since it’s March, I really wanted to create a classroom review with the March Madness
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You can’t teach Forensics without having a good ‘ole mock crime scene scattered throughout the curriculum every so often. My Forensics students will agree that mock crime scenes are, without a doubt, the number one reason that they sign up for my class. We have SO MUCH FUN with our