Year 8 and 9 Mathematics, Science and Technology
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ROTATION 2, Term 2
This term we will be investigating Crime through Forensic Science.   There are 5 Units of work:Crime Scene Basics, Power of Evidence, Fingerprinting, Blood Analysis and DNA and Genetics.
Click on highlighted words for links. 
Crime Scence Basics:Crime Scene Basics PowerPoint and Worksheet; Eyewitness Basics PowerPoint and Worksheet; Forensic Science A-Z Challenge Worksheet; Forensics Movie WorksheetUnit Review PowerPoint and Worksheet. 
Power of Evidence: Power of Evidence PowerPoint and Worksheet; Impression Evidence (Tyre Tracks PowerPoint and Worksheet); Hair and Fibres (Hair and Fibres PowerPoint and Worksheet, HairLab Worksheet, Hair and Fibre ID Lab Worksheet); Chromatography (PowerPoint and Worksheet); Murder and a MealPower of Evidence Review PowerPoint and Worksheet.
Fingerprinting: Fingerprinting Basics PowerPoint and Worksheet; Ridgeology PowerPoint and Worksheet; Latent Prints PowerPoint and Worksheet; Unit Review PowerPoint and Worksheet.
Blood Basics: Blood Basics PowerPoint and Worksheet; Bloodtyping PowerPoint and Worksheet; Bloodstain Science PowerPoint and Worksheet; Unit Review PowerPoint and Worksheet.
DNA and Genetics:

Rotation 2, Term 1.

The aim this term is to learn Science through laboratory experiences.   Generally, each week about 60% of class time will be spent doing experiments or work related to experiments.   There are a variety of activities: some will take a whole block, some can be done in a lesson and others will take a whole week.   Complete instructions will be given in the first few weeks, by week 8 students will be able to write introductions, research questions and method.   By week 10 it is expected that students will be able to plan and design an experiment, complete the laboratory work independently and finally write a complete scientific report themselves.   Check Assessment for those experiments that will be graded.

It is important that Science Reports are handed in on the due date.
For details on how to complete a Science Report click on the sciencereportcriteria below.
Science reports on Changing the Boiling Point of Water; Looking for Similarities; The Effect of Temperature on a Reaction and Altering the Reactants to change the rate of reaction; and Testing pH all count toward the final result.

If you are looking for ideas for Testing pH the PowerPoint on Acids and Bases and the Adobe Document on pH may be places to start.  Remember to individualise your experiment.