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.

  • 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
Experiment Suggested Products
1 Tracks of a Killer No sensor
2 Bouncing Back Go Direct® Motion Detector
3 Name that Tune Go Direct® Sound
4 Flipping Coins Go Direct® Force and Acceleration
5 The Ink is Still Wet Go Direct® Colorimeter
6 Measuring Momentum Go Direct® Motion Detector
7 Drug Tests Go Direct® pH, Go Direct® Conductivity
8 No Dumping Go Direct® pH, Go Direct® Conductivity
9 Killer Cup of Coffee Go Direct® Colorimeter
10 Dropped at the Scene No sensor
11 Ashes to Ashes  Go Direct® Temperature
12 Hit and Run Go Direct® Motion Detector
13 Life in the Fast Lane Go Direct® Force and Acceleration
14 Hot Air, Cold Body Go Direct® Temperature

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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