Session: Workshop:Teaching Forensics

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Session:   Friday, 18 May 2007: 1:50 PM-4:50 PM

208 (Pfahler Hall)

Workshop:Teaching Forensics

Abstract:   This workshop is intended primarily for high school teachers who want to incorporate forensics themed laboratory experiments into the chemistry curriculum. Several experiments will be demonstrated including: a TLC analysis of inks and lipsticks; an identification of fabrics using infrared spectroscopy, microscopy, and selective dyeing; an immunoassay laboratory experiment incorporating the principles of diffusion and precipitation; and soil analysis illustrating the principles of pH, particle size distribution, and moisture content. Many of the experimental methods can be incorporated into a crime scene scenario. An example of such an integrated laboratory experiment will be described. [ more... ]

Biotage Co


Victor Tortorelli