In this unit, students take on the role of crime scene investigators to solve a murder that has occurred at the school. They will integrate math, science, and language arts into the study of forensic science and associated health science careers.
In this unit, students will learn about the connection between nutrition and health. Through interdisciplinary study in Biolo
In this unit, students will explore the variety of medical practices that exist outside of conventional Western medicine. Complementary and alternative medicine, known as CAM, is becoming more widely accepted in the United States as our population becomes
In this unit, students explore the past and present influence of tobacco on social, political, and economic life in the United States and around the world and its impact on individual and public health.
Students learn about the roles government plays in setting policy and supporting and regulating various aspects of the healthcare industry, and about the impact these activities have on the lives of ordinary citizens.
In this unit, students explore the emergence and impact of communicable diseases on society. They investigate the role of microorganisms in causing disease, and the impact of medical and pharmaceutical advances.
In this unit, students investigate the varied career opportunities available within the health and biomedical sciences, conduct research on possible career paths, and explore the skills needed for each one. Students identify potential careers that match t
In this unit, students take on the role of crime scene investigators to solve a murder that has occurred at the school. They will integrate math, science, and language arts into the study of forensic science and associated health science careers such as pathology, forensic science, and medical examination. In Subunit 1, students are introduced to the unit and the task of crime scene investigation. They will read and analyze a classic mystery, The Blue Carbuncle. Students will also learn about the techniques of various branches of forensic science and how advances in biotechnology have helped to solve crimes. In Subunit 2, students will learn and apply the various techniques used during a crime scene investigation, including what types of evidence to collect and how that evidence can be used to deduce information about the crime and/or perpetrator. In this unit, students will learn such investigative strategies as measuring stride length from footprints left at the scene to calculate height; using the victim’s temperature to estimate the time of death; and collecting blood and other DNA samples from the scene in order to conduct a variety of biological tests—including blood typing and DNA fingerprinting that can match a suspect to the crime. In Subunit 3, students examine the results of forensic science. In World History, they examine how forensic science has been used not only to solve individual crimes, but also to shed light on crimes against humanity. In English Language Arts, students interview professionals engaged in various aspects of forensic science. They also will marshal the evidence from their own investigations into a case against the primary suspect. Students will write up their arguments, as well as present them orally.