Blood, Maggots, and Serial Killers, One Maine School Offers New Science Class
Students at Wiscasset Middle High School have a unique opportunity to study something typically reserved for college students, forensic science.
The class is an elective and lasts one semester. Students learn everything from determining premeditation of a crime, time of death, and matching fingerprints.
This elective seems to cover a lot of sciences within the one class. According to The Lincoln County News,
Forensic science is the application of sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering to matters of law, according to the National Institute of Justice. It can help investigators understand how blood-spatter patterns occur (physics), learn the composition and source of evidence such as drugs and trace materials (chemistry), or determine the identity of an unknown suspect (biology).
Do you think this is something that should be offered to kids across the state? Would you have been interested in a class like this as a young teen?