Who took a bite out of the candy? Sticky
fingers have been found on the broken aquarium glass. Wet footprints
lead to the open window. What is that powdery substance next
to the broken piggy bank? Answering these questions is what forensic science
is all about.
Forensic science is the study of objects
that relate to a crime. The objects are evidence and analyzing the evidence
is what forensic scientists do. They observe, classify, compare, use numbers,
measure, predict, interpret data, and draw inferences. Scientists they
are and crimes they solve.
Learn how to be a crime solver by exploring
the world of the forensic scientist. Before studying a crime scene we must practice the skills needed in analyzing evidence. After you have completed the skill building assignments, try solving the Case of the Barefoot Burgler.
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We would like to thank Kimberly
Franklin from Connolly Middle School, Tempe, Arizona for her work with the
Chase Active Learning program and the inspiration to create this Web-based
Thanks also go to Bobbie Brooks
of Columbus Public Schools who created the crime scene graphic and suspect