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Digital Portfolios: Getting Started

Thanks to middle school teacher Jennifer Leung for creating this awesome step-by-step presentation for students on their digital portfolio. There is an embedded Google Presentation and a YouTube video! Mrs. Leung is working on designing flipped class lessons as well as learning how to create screencasts and created these as an example of her learning … Continue reading Digital Portfolios: Getting Started

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Blood Stains Lab

In a lab investigation we performed, we observed and learned about ABO blood typing. Before this I only had a very basic grasp on what this subject entailed, but now I have new information on things like the antibodies that the body produces and the alleles that control what protein receptors the blood cells have. … Continue reading Blood Stains Lab

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Final project: private investigator spoof

Here is a link that will take you to the video we made as our final project. It took a lot longer to film than we anticipated because we were really inefficient. It is not a hyperlink, so you will need to copy and paste the url or search Ace P.I. on youtube and watch … Continue reading Final project: private investigator spoof

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Fabric lab review

In a lab that we did, the class broke into pairs and examined a few types of fabrics and materials. We collected data and wrote down observations concerning the tests performed.These tests included water retention properties, flammability, and an acid/base test. We also looked at these specimens under a microscope and recorded weave patterns and … Continue reading Fabric lab review

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Fingerprint Reflection

I think that fingerprinting is a great, reliable, and effective means of identification. As far as my knowledge goes, I have never heard of fingerprints being wrong. Since each fingerprint is completely unique, it can’t be confused or mismatched by a fingerprint analyst and can only be from one person. Because I have dry skin … Continue reading Fingerprint Reflection

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Fingerprinting and the Shirley McKie case study

The Shirley McKie case took place in 1997 when a police woman named Shirley McKie was accused of leaving a fingerprint at a crime scene and denying it. The conflict arose when the investigating team found her print when she and her police team were investigating the death of a Marion Ross in Kilmarnock, Scotland. … Continue reading Fingerprinting and the Shirley McKie case study