A Forensics Webquest
Applying Biology to Solving Real-World Problems

Introduction       Task       Process       Evaluation       Conclusion       Teacher Page       Bibliography

Teacher's Page
This webquest was designed to be used with a tenth grade biology class towards the end of the year after students have learned about ecology and genetics. For a review of the New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks that correspond with this webquest, click here.

All the evidence for each crime scene can be found on this website. However, if you would like to make this activity more life-like for your students, you can put together one or two actual crime scenes at your school for the students to process and solve. Listed below are some resources (books, lab materials, and companies) I have found to be useful when setting up my own crime scenes. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me.

Lab Materials and Ideas

These are the lab materials I use in my classroom when working through a crime scene.

Books: Labs and Activities

Textbooks and Informational Books

Websites for More Information

Companies: Scientific Supplies and Forensic Supplies

New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks

Broad Goals in Science:

Specific Goals in Science, Technology, and Society:
Students will be able to

All graphics from Animation Factory, except for divider line, which is used by permission from Crime Scene Investigations.

This site designed and maintained by Brianna Abraham.
Last modified 04/05/11