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Forensic Biology

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Curriculum Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Forensic Biology. Copy any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum for your students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Madera Unified School District, Madera, on August 3-4, 2016.


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Find details for each key assignment in the course description.

To start, use Help Me Understand Genetics: Cells and DNA from Genetics Home Reference to set the foundation for genetic analysis of biological evidence.

For Unit 2, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by Patrick Barone can help students create models illustrating how drugs impact the overall homeostasis of the body.

The transcript for Becoming Human: The Documentary can inspire you to create prompts/handouts that explore how evidence can construct explanations for common ancestry, adaptation, natural selection, and biological evolution.

As students determine how varying ecological conditions affect the viability of biological evidence, What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence from the National Institute of Justice can serve as a great resource.