Enroll in Introduction to Forensic Science with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended for you to familiarize yourself with the knowledge and
skills required for a career in Forensic Science. This course has 15 lessons organized into four
units, plus four Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
In Introduction to Forensic Science, you will learn about the importance and limitations of
forensic science and explore different career options in this field. You will also learn to process a
crime scene, collect and preserve evidence, and analyze biological evidence such as
fingerprints, blood spatter, and DNA. Moreover, you will learn to determine the time and cause
of death in homicides and analyze ballistic evidence and human remains at a crime scene.
Finally, you will learn about forensic investigative methods used in arson, computer crimes,
financial crimes, and forgeries.
Your teacher will grade your work on the Unit Activities, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this
course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Explain forensic science and its role in the legal system.
Describe protocols and procedures involved in processing a crime scene.
Describe the methods used to analyze the chemical composition of evidence.
Describe methods and tools that use properties of light to analyze evidence.
Explain procedures involved in fingerprint analysis, substance analysis, serology, and
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis.
Apply postmortem techniques and entomology to determine the time and cause of death.
Explain the relevance of anthropology in forensic science.
Explain the use of forensic science in arson, computer and financial crimes, and forgeries.