The Integration of Real World Science in the Classroom: Medicine, Forensics, Hazardous Materials and Terrorism
This paper demonstrates how the science of medicine, forensics, hazardous materials management and dealing with terrorism issues can be used as a foundation to teach science. This topic focuses on a Chemistry II course in which the chemistry curriculum was combined with basic instruction in general forensics to demonstrate the application of many of the topics covered in the standard curriculum. The integration focuses on the scientific process, its application as well as the various scientific implications related to a basic understanding of chemistry. The students in this course worked on course material related to forensics, standard chemistry instruction and practical crime scenes involving laboratory evaluation of evidence. Additionally this paper provides information regarding the integration of additional practical areas such as medicine, hazardous materials management, etc.
Keywords: English Language, Oral Text, Communication
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Science Department, Florida State University Schools