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Thursday July 10, 2008

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Adapt and Adopt a Case
 
Pollen Forensics
 
Group work on case adaptation
  Use SEM data and include images.
  Write testimony as a pollen expert
  Is the prime suspect guilty?
  Include description of locations.

Forensic Cases:  The Seedy Blanket.ppt
                         The Grass Stained Bandits.ppt

Pollen Forensics
Forensic palynology in Western Australia
Forensic Palynology: A New Way to Catch Crooks
Crime Scene Botanicals - Forensic Botany
More on Dr. Lynn Milne, Forensic Scientist & Palynologist

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Paleontology

Pollen Simulations/Curricular Resources:

  Pollen Viewer

  Bee Visit

 

TAMU Palynology Lab

First Orchid Fossil Found in Amber

Pollen Viewer

Exploring with Pollen Viewer Activity

Bee Visit

Pollination Investigation

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Writing a case
Case template

Writing a Case
Components of a Case

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

Group work on the forensic case

 

 

4:15-5:00

Summary of the Day
Big Ideas - Pollen provides information on vegetation both past and present.  Investigative cases use real data and tools.

Pollen Projects

Pollen - a SCOPE workshop project

BlueberryBlues - a BioQUEST summer workshop project

Day
Overview

Pollen as evidence and case writing 
Role play of pollen expert.,

 

Homework

Work on group forensics case and resources. Presentations tomorrow.