4th Grade ALP
Growing a Community of Leaders
Highlights of the Forensics Unit
Each week the forensic interns received a new case that required them to use their forensic analysis skills to come to a conclusion and justifying their reasoning. Some of the skills that the students learned were in-depth observation, inspecting handwriting, reconstructing and analyzing written evidence (see video below), studying bones to determine a suspect's height (forensic anthropology), examining fingerprints, and learning about some of the careers involved in Forensic Sciences.
Reconstructing and Analyzing Written Evidence
How Credible are Witnesses?
Questions to ask your child:
- What was your favorite aspect of the Forensics course? Why?
- Can you describe a time that challenged you to think creatively during this course?
- How did this class help you look at the world differently or provide you with another perspective?
- Can you describe to me how you worked as a team member?
- What was a challenge that was difficult for you and how did you overcome it?
- What was an interesting discovery you made during this unit? About forensics? A case you were trying to solve? About yourself? About others?
- What moment are you most proud of during this unit?