The cost of Ward's Natural Science Sherlock Bones and Lost Skull-Forensics Unit is $643, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
This project expired on September 12, 2006.
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Forensic Science is the up and coming science field as it mixes science with technology. Unfortunately, most students are not aware of the rigorous curriculum or the path needed to insure a career in Forensic Science. An upper middle school class in Forensic Science is the perfect time to interest students in Forensics and science in general. It is my hope that this heightened interest in science will push students to take advanced science classes in high school, which in turn will prepare students for college and success in a competitive career.
Students are more likely to become interested in a career if they have a concrete understanding of its processes. In my Eighth Grade Science classroom I only have the materials needed for the basic science concepts. I teach in a public school in rural Western North Carolina, so the community/parent funding is minimal. We are in desperate need of the materials necessary to show how Forensic Scientist use a wide variety of evidence types to solve crimes.
One important part of Forensics is to learn about the human body and how bones can solve crimes. To effectively teach such information, I am in need of skeleton/bone models and/or Forensic bones (model bones designed to show how an individual was harmed). These "Forensic bones" will be used on a daily basis to give students hands on lessons using a variety of methods.
The students enrolled in Forensic Science have chosen the course as an elective because they are interested in Forensics. I will be teaching approximately 30 students this year and will be able to reuse most these materials each year. I will also be teaching Forensic Science this summer to a group of approximately 90 at-risk middle school students. Therefore, within a year, I will be using the materials to teach approximately 120 students.
I would love to show the students the variety that a career in Forensic Science can offer, but I will be unable to do so without additional materials.
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