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Forensics with Vernier

Forensics with Vernier

Forensics with Vernier


Forensics with Vernier is for teachers who wish to introduce their students to forensics using engaging and realistic laboratory activities with Vernier probeware.

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Containing lab activities dealing with various aspects of forensic science, each experiment is preceded by a short scenario that introduces the concepts or methods to be addressed in the activity. These introductory sequences are designed to “hook” the students and show them situations that require various forensic techniques. The Case Analysis questions for each activity relate to the concepts and techniques addressed in the lab, and many require the students to “solve” the crime introduced in the scenario with the data they collect.

Table of Contents

ExperimentSuggested Products
1Tracks of a KillerNo probeware used
2Bouncing BackGo Direct® Motion Detector
3Name That TuneGo Direct® Sound Sensor
4Flipping CoinsGo Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
5The Ink is Still WetGo Direct® Colorimeter
6Measuring MomentumGo Direct® Motion Detector
7Drug TestsGo Direct® pH Sensor, Go Direct® Conductivity Probe
8No DumpingGo Direct® pH Sensor, Go Direct® Conductivity Probe
9Killer Cup of CoffeeGo Direct® Colorimeter
10Dropped at the SceneNo probeware used
11Ashes to AshesGo Direct® Temperature Probe (2)
12Hit and RunGo Direct® Motion Detector
13Life in the Fast LaneGo Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
14Chill Out: How Hot Objects CoolGo Direct® Temperature Probe

What's Included

  • Complete student activities with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the activities
  • Teacher Information section for each activity with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data
  • Instructions for data collection with Vernier Graphical Analysis, Logger Pro 3, and LabQuest App
  • Word-processing files of all experiments, so you can easily edit experiments to meet your personal teaching style
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class

Sample Download

Preview “The Ink is Still Wet” from Forensics with Vernier. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.