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Animal Crime Scene Investigator

Expected Learning Outcomes

Students will understand predation and how nature controls the over-population of species. Students will have an understanding of how crime scene investigation requires the skill of measuring with a tape measure and accurately reading the tape measure. Students will have an understanding of how graph paper is used to sketch crime scenes and how investigators use a block on the graph paper to represent inches or feet in the sketch.  Students will have an understanding of how to make a plaster cast of a shoeprint. Students will have an understanding of why observation in everyday life is just as important as in the crime scene investigation. Students will have an understanding of how to use and calculate body anthropometrics to establish height, weight and size of an individual or animal.

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Illustrations provided by Louis Comeau, Krieger Publishing, Copyright 2008

All activities meet the Florida Sunshine State Standards.

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Photos by: Shirley A. Bolin and Rebecca Webb Wilson