2022 CLASSES: Forensic Science - 8-12th Grade
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin -
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
Crime Scene investigation
How to collect Physical Evidence
Glass, blood, and Soil
Hair and Fibers
Firearms, Ammunition, and ballistics
Drugs, poisons, and Chemical Analysis
Bodies, autopsies, and DNA analysis
Bones and Teeth
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
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–1:30pm – Thursday, once a month lab in person
4 classes on zoom and
4 classes in person for the semester
Continues next semester