Forensic Science

Forensic Science is an honors level course that is weighted and awards an additional quality point

Curriculum Guide


In Case of Lab Safety Emergency - refer to documents HERE that guide safety in our science classrooms and/or refer to instructions on online SDS sheets HERE and/or call the CMS Environmental Safety Dept. at 980-343-6040 for further guidance. Report all accidents to an administrator.

These curriculum guides are supported by all materials needed to teach Forensic Science at an Honors Level. Each high school can receive a set of kits to teach the course by sending one representative to training at Summer Institute. Kit refills can be ordered with capital outlay funds at the beginning of each school year.



Science Honors Course Requirements from NCDPI

Science Honors Implementation - includes Science Honors review rubric, implementation guide, video guide for teachers for honors portfolio and link to NC Honors Implementation Wiki

CMS Forensic Science Alliance

Lead Teacher - Janet Raybon - j.raybon@cms.k12.nc.us

Forensic Anthropology Unit by Jackie Smith at Hough HS

Lyle & Louise Sets Should Contain:

Go to this link to download PowerPoints, Lab Guides, Videos, and Other Classroom Materials to support lessons. Once you reach the site you must create a login with your CMS email address, then you can click on the kit you are using and enter the lot number of that kit to access the materials. These are for use within CMS ONLY. Please do not share this information with other teachers outside of the district.
http://www.crosscuttingconcepts.com/articles/29-how-to-access-downloadable-materials-on-crosscuttingconcepts-com

If you have further questions about any of the materials, please contact:

Benji Wooten

benji.wooten@crosscuttingconcepts.com
Crosscutting Concepts, LLC
1-888-221-4344
info@crosscuttingconcepts.com

Lyle & Louise Units - Click HERE to access resource codes for PowerPoints, etc.
  • A Burning Question™ - Fire Debris Analysis
  • An Identity Crisis™ - DNA Typing
  • An Inky Lead™ - Questioned Documents Analysis
  • Bad Impression™ - Bite Marks Analysis
  • Nature's Witness™ - Forensic Entomology
  • Patterns of Murder™ - Blood Spatter Analysis
  • Prescription for Crime™ - Drug Testing and Analysis
  • Read the Found Prints™ - Fingerprint Analysis
  • Shot in the Dark™ - Bullet Striations
  • Stained with Suspicion™ - Blood Detection and Evidence Processing
  • Strands of Evidence™ - Hair & Fiber Analysis
  • The Jagged Edge™ - Glass Fragment Identification
  • The Shoe Must Fit™ - Footprint Analysis
  • The Smoking Gun™ - Gunshot Residue


Lyle & Louise Sets with Math Focus:

  • An Identity Crisis™ - DNA Typing
  • Bad Impression™ - Bite Marks Analysis
  • Nature's Witness™ - Forensic Entomology
  • Patterns of Murder™ - Blood Spatter Analysis
  • Prescription for Crime™ - Drug Testing and Analysis
  • The Shoe Must Fit™ - Footprint Analysis

CSI: The Experience Web Adventures

Keeley Formative Assessments - aligned by Essential Standards


Essential Standards Alignment Document for K-12

Essential Standards Alignment for High School

Keeley Formative Assessment Probe Books - these books are in PDF format; you can print and/or save just the pages you need; you can also change the language in the probes to reflect your needs