What exactly is Forensic Science?
Forensic science, or forensics, is the application of science to establish how historical events occurred and thereby provide impartial evidence that can be used in a court of law. The term forensic comes from the Latin word forensis, which refers to a Roman business place known as the forum. The forum was a busy site where civic meetings were convened and criminal matters were debated. People accused of a crime, and their accuser, would go the forum and their arguments were presented to the judiciary. Because of its historical connection, the word forensic is commonly used in modern language to refer to legal evidence that is presented in court.
FREE Forensic Science Printables:
Lab Safety Scientist Worksheet from Education.com
Vehicle Crime Scene Investigation Activity from Dolon Learning Resources
Historic Crime Cases Assignment Activity from Dolon Learning Resources
Forensic Science Fingerprint Activity from Dolon Learning Resources
Crime Scene Science Infographic
Forensic Science and Fingerprints
The Science Behind Forensics CSI Web Adventures is a fun website for anyone interested in criminal or forensic science. There are tons of free resources and activities like:
FREE Educators Guide
FREE Family Guide
Rookie Training Demo Videos
Online CSI Activities The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education has online courses, information for research projects, information on forensic science career fields and more!
If your kids want to learn even more about Forensic and Crime Science they will love these books:
If you have preschoolers that love to do science with you they will have fun with these fingerprint learning activities:
Preschool Learning Activities Using Fingerprints
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