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2022 CLASSES: Forensic Science - 8-12th Grade

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin -
Class Description

Forensic science is a kind of science that blends biology, chemistry and physics to look at evidence, solve crimes and settle legal issues. We will learn many topics in forensic science during our Zoom meetings and take part in a full mystery to solve each month at our labs.


Topics will include:

  • How to approach a crime scene

  • Observation Skills

  • Crime Scene investigation

  • How to collect Physical Evidence

  • Glass, blood, and Soil

  • Fingerprints, handwriting

  • Hair and Fibers

  • Firearms, Ammunition, and ballistics

  • Drugs, poisons, and Chemical Analysis

  • Bodies, autopsies, and DNA analysis

  • Bones and Teeth

  • Footprints

  • Arson investigation

  • Disease investigation

  • Decomposition and Entomology investigation

There is also an online forensic book and other reading selections I will email out each month, along with enrichment websites to make this a full-fledged high school science course.

Meet The Teachers
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Hello! I'm Susan Bacon, director of Franklin School. I have a B.S. in Education with a minor in Gifted Education. I'm a state certified teacher with 5 years public school teaching experience and 35 years of working with students. Through private tutoring, teaching homeschool classes, and working with homeschooling families I have found that my greatest joy in life is helping students find their own unique way of learning.

After working as a cover school coordinator for 5 years I founded Franklin School. I saw a need to provide families with a more creative learning experience with a larger variety of activities. As director of Franklin School these past 20 years I have offered homeschooling families curriculum assistance, transcripts, a lending library, activities, classes, field trips, parent workshops, and many other homeschooling amenities. 

As a certified and very experienced teacher my goal is to assist parents by offering support in all areas of homeschooling and to help enrich each student’s educational adventure by offering a variety of classes. 

Schedule and Fees

High School Credit Level

High School Credit -

Enrolled families: $60 class fee

+ $70 lab fee

Visiting families: $80 class fee 

+ $70 lab fee

approximately $16.00 ($18.50) a class

10:00am–11:30am - Tuesday, once a month on Zoom
11:30am–1:30pmThursday, once a month lab in person

4 classes on zoom and

4 classes in person for the semester

Continues next semester

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