Kendall Hunt Publishing


Forensic Science for High School Teacher Edition + 6 Year License

Author(s): Barbara Ball

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016


Forensic Science for High School is an introductory forensic science course that focuses on practices and analysis of physical evidence found at crime scenes. The fundamental objective is to teach the basic processes and principles of scientific thinking and apply them to solve problems that are not only science related, but cross the curriculum with critical thinking skills.


  1. Introduction to Forensic Science
  2. Types of Evidence
  3. The Crime Scene
  4. Fingerprints
  5. Hair
  6. Fiber Analysis
  7. Drugs
  8. Toxicology: Poisons and Alcohol
  9. Trace Evidence
  10. Soil and Glass Analysis
  11. Blood
  12. DNA Analysis
  13. Forensic Entomology
  14. Human Remains
  15. Firearms, Toolmarks and Impressions
  16. Handwriting Analysis
  17. Cybercrime

Barbara Ball

Barbara Ball-Deslich received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1983 and an MBA from Central Michigan University in 1999. She has been teaching forensic science, physics, and chemistry at Everett High School since 1991. Ms. Ball-Deslich has been active in curriculum development throughout her career. She has worked for the Michigan Department of Education, the Lansing School District, and Michigan State University developing standards and benchmarks, curriculum, unit plans, and assessment for science.

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