Intro to Forensic Science Text


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The term “forensic science” refers to the acquisition of knowledge gained from the evidence, analysis, and investigator interpretations with the goal of presenting this knowledge before individuals in the judicial system.

While television, movies, and podcasts have popularized forensic science, much of what is portrayed in the media is not accurate. Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview homeschool curriculum was developed to teach your students how to use keen observational techniques, understand the disciplines that make up forensic science, and know how to apply them to seeking first the Kingdom of God.

In every lesson, applicable Scripture is woven throughout the text, along with practical labs, and review materials. Case studies are included to raise the student’s awareness of some of the most famous crimes in history, both solved and unsolved, while examining real investigative practices, time frames, and judicial results. Because of the sensitive nature of the case studies, this course is recommended to 11th and 12th grade students.

Course Objectives

Study forensic science through a biblical lens and learn how science clearly confirms the Bible. Discover how casts are taken of shoeprints and tire marks and how they are used in investigation. Evaluate fire and blood spatter patterns and how they are used to determine origin and method. Explore several types of microscopes and their purposes in forensic science. Examine the role of alcohol, drugs, tools, insects, and more in crime scene investigation. Course Features:

45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week Convenient daily schedule, saving you time! Full-color student & teacher text Perforated, 3-hole punched worksheets Recommended Grade Level: 11th – 12th Exercises, labs, extension activities and assessments One year course to earn one science credit Curriculum Pack Includes:

Student Text - Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview Teacher Guide – Intro to Forensic Science from a Biblical Worldview About the Author:

Jennifer Hall Rivera EdD is the Director of Educational Programs for Answers in Genesis. Her interest in the forensic sciences started at an early age and is credited to the godly instruction of her father, a renowned fingerprint expert. Her experience in the field of forensic science includes employment in a crime scene unit, over a decade of teaching, journal publications, and numerous speaking events.

Content Warning: This course deals with real criminal case studies and discusses sensitive topics. Parental discretion is advised.

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