Kendall Hunt Publishing

Forensic Science for High School

Grade Levels: High School


Forensic Science for High School is a high-interest, inquiry-rich integrated science curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving through the use of real-world forensic science methodologies. 

Forensic science as a discipline is a natural vehicle for students to practice science as inquiry. For every piece of physical evidence brought in for analysis, the student must apply the scientific method of:      

  • observing
  • forming a hypothesis
  • collecting and classifying data
  • testing the hypothesis
  • looking for relationships
  • advancing to a conclusion or opinion

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  • The textbook is excellent and is written in high school friendly language. The labs are simple and easy to understand and set up. I wish is that the online textbook was more intuitive (it's harder to navigate) and that the test questions included more higher-level questions.

    Diana Buirgy
    Glenwood Springs High School
  • This is an awesome text to use with high school students. It can be adapted up or down depending on whether you wish to present in a college prep level or an honors level. The students are enjoying it immensely. Thank you!

    Susan Mitchell