Forensic Science

The standard for high school forensic science has been improved!

With today's popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science.

Guide that excitement into a profitable learning experience with FORENSIC SCIENCE SERIES with the new FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E, and FORENSIC SCIENCE: ADVANCED INVESTIGATIONS, 1E CU.

These dynamic, visually powerful texts have been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what you need for your high school courses. In addition, MindTap and Virtual labs provide a fully online, highly personalized learning experience that combines readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments in a singular Learning Path.

Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the National Science Education Standards, clearly identified by icons. These books balance extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollection™ database provides instant access to hundreds of journals and Internet resources that spark the interest of today's high school students.

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Authors
Anthony J. Bertino
Mr. Anthony J. Bertino has taught biology for more than thirty-nine years, having a special interest in forensics. Since 1975, he has had a wide range of teaching and professional experiences related ... more
Patricia Bertino
Patricia Nolan Bertino received a BA in Biology Secondary Science from Oneonta State College in 1972 and a MS in Science Education from Union College in 1977. Patricia taught high school biology, heal... more
Rhonda Brown
Rhonda Brown is the STEM Project Manager for Lake County Schools in Florida. She taught middle and high school science in Indiana and in Florida. Brown developed the Florida state curriculum for Foren... more
Jackie Davenport
Jackie Davenport teaches earth science, honors chemistry, and forensic science at Tavares High School in Tavares, FL. She is the Small Learning Community Lead teacher for the Science, Technology, and ... more
Cengage Learning
Assessment

Lab Activities

Equip Students with a Real-World Field Experience: Engage Them with Hands-on Activities

  • The variety of high-interest lab activities (3-5 per chapter) saves you time, while giving students the hands-on experience needed to integrate their knowledge of science and related subjects. These activities outline the objectives, time required, materials, safety precautions, scenarios, background information, detailed procedures and data tables, follow-up questions, and research opportunities. Plus, the affordable materials allow labs to be completed with minimal investment. Click here to view example
  • Capstone Crime Scene projects give students the opportunity to apply key topics learned throughout the course.
  • P.A.C.T.™ Activities (Preventing Adolescent Crime Together) provide service learning opportunities through projects addressing issues such as anti-bullying and social responsibility. Available with Forensic Science: Advanced Investigations. Click here to view example
  • Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero a flexible, online system that allows you to: Author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your learning management system, your classroom or wherever you want!

Technology

MindTap

MindTap is a personalized, cloud-based learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and simulations that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve critical-thinking. With the added advantage of Virtual labs integrated into the Learning Path, MindTap is the hands-on, robust solution your students need for Forensic Science.

K12 VitalSource 1YR Mobile eBook

With Vital Source, ebooks can be downloaded onto a device or accessed online. Notes and highlights sync: students can maintain their notes and highlights whether they are on a browser, PC, or iPad®.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero

A flexible, online system that allows you to: Author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your learning management system, your classroom or wherever you want!

CourseMate

Cengage Learning’s CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

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