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Forensics Vocabulary

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OPEN HOUSE --  October 1, 2014




August    September  October


3 4                     No School 5 6 7  Crime Scene
10  Crime Scene 11                     No School 12  Crime Scene 13 Documentation of crime Scene Activity 14 Documentation of crime Scene Activity

  Documentation of crime Scene Activity

18  Documentation of crime Scene Activity 19  20  21  Crime Scene Test
24  25  ACI Field Trip 26   CS Documentation HW Due    






    Open House is October 1

Forensic Entomology


2 Forensic Entomology Review Watch Murder on Sunday Morning

 Murder on Sunday Morning Response

6 Finish Murder on Sunday Morning  Start Bones 7  Bones 8  Bones

Career powerpoints (ppts)

9 Review

 Career ppts

Department Night

10 Tests:  Bones and Entomology


14 Bone Notes


15 Bone Lab 1 16 Bone Lab 2 17 bone Quiz (period 3, 5)

Bone Lab

20 bone quiz (per. 6)

Blow Fly Lab (per. 3, per. 6)


Extra Credit Assigned

21    Bone Lab 2 22 Bone Lab 2





Finish up Bone Lab 2 

Begin talking about Death



24 Entomology LAb

Death PPT





28 29 30 31 Halloween  Party



1 No School 2

Syllabus Sheets Due

Complete Survey

What is CSI Effect

The CSI Syndrome


3 CSI Effect CSI vs Real 4 CSI most common mistakes Intro to Forensics



West Brothers Case


8 Bertillon Lab 9 No School 10  Bertillon Lab 11 Bertillon 12   History of Forensics
15 Eyewitness

  Ron Cotton Case

16  Eyewitness 17   Quiz period 3 and 6 18  quiz period 5

Forensic Science Career -Library

19  Forensic Science Career -Library   


22  Eyewitness


23  Entomology 24  Entomology




 No School




  Entomology Quiz

Notebook Check



30  INTERIMS Open House is October 1    




SMET Group work rubric





Competent/meets expectations


Progressing/does not fully meet expectations


Beginning/does not meet minimum expectations




Always willing to help and do more, routinely offered useful ideas.

Always displays positive attitude.

Cooperative, usually offered useful ideas.

Generally displays positive attitude.

Sometimes cooperative, sometimes offered useful ideas. Rarely displays positive attitude. Seldom cooperative, rarely offers useful ideas. Is disruptive.  
Working with others/cooperation Did more than others highly productive

Works extremely well with others, never argues

Did their part of the work cooperative.

Works well with others, rarely argues.

Could have done more of the work has difficulty, requires structure, directions and leadership, sometimes argues. Did not do any work does not contribute, does not work well with others, usually argues with teammates.  
Focus on task/commitment Tries to keep people working together. Almost always focused on the task and what needs to be done. Is very self-directed. Does not cause problems in the group.

Focuses on the task and what needs to be done most of the time. Can count on this person.

Sometimes not a good team member. Sometimes focuses on the task and what needs to be done. Must be prodded and reminded to keep on task. Often is not a good team member. Does not focus on the task and what needs to be done. Lets others do the work.  
Team role fulfillment Participated in all group meetings, assumed leadership role as necessary. Did the work that was assigned by the group. Participated in most group meetings. Provided leadership when asked. Did most of the work assigned by the group Participated in some group meetings. Provided some leadership. Did some of the work assigned by the group. Participate in few or no group meetings. Provided no leadership. Did little or no work assigned by the group.  

Information sharing

Always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Provided effective feedback to other members. Relays a great deal of information all relates to the topic. Usually listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Sometimes talks too much. Provided some effective feedback to others. Relays some basic information most relates to the topic. Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Usually does most of the talking rarely listens to others. Provided little feedback to others. Relays very little information some relates to the topic. Rarely listens to, shares with, or supports the efforts of others. Is always talking and never listens to others. Provided no feedback to others. Does not relay any information to teammates.
Job proficiency/correctness Work is complete, well organized, no errors and is done on time or early. Work is generally complete, meets the requirements of the task, and is mostly done on time. Work tends to be disorderly, incomplete, not accurate and is usually late. Work is generally sloppy and incomplete, excessive errors and is mostly late or not at all.

Updated 11/5/03





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