Forensic Science - 01 What is forensic science?

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A look at what Forensic Science is for Year 9 students at Saint Ignatius College Geelong.

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Forensic Science - 01 What is forensic science?

  1. 1. DRYSDALE CSI What is forensic science? Ian Anderson Saint Ignatius College Geelong
  2. 2. WHAT IS FORENSIC SCIENCE? Forensic Science  The application of scientific methodology to solve legal problems.  Brings together many fields of Science
  3. 3. SO WHAT IS SCIENCE? “Science is the knowledge gained from using observations and experiments to describe and explain the world around us.”
  4. 4. SO WHAT IS SCIENCE? How does Science differ from other fields of study? “Science is the knowledge gained from using observations and experiments to describe and explain the world around us.”
  5. 5. WHAT IS SCIENCE? How does Science differ from other fields of study? “Science is the knowledge gained from using observations and experiments to describe and explain the world around us.”
  6. 6. WHAT IS SCIENCE? All scientists observe things, try to explain their observations and then conduct experiments to test their ideas. This process is known as scientific method.
  7. 7. WHAT IS SCIENCE? Scientific method. A way to solve a problem. Make an observation Develop an idea about why it happens Think of an experiment to test the ideas Predict what will happen in the experiment Observe what actually happens Modify ideas if predictions were wrong
  8. 8. OBSERVATION  Observation is one of the most important tools for a scientist.
  9. 9. WHAT DID YOU OBSERVE? 1. What was the time? 2. What was the date? 3. Describe the person at the front of the queue: a) Was it a man or woman? b) Was he or she tall or short? c) Was he or she fat or thin? d) What was he or she doing with their hands? (Source: Science Quest 1 Student Workbook)
  10. 10. What was the time?
  11. 11. What was the date?
  12. 12. Describe the person at the front of the queue:
  13. 13. http://sick9CSI.wikispaces.com

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