Reflection: Rigor Real Life Forensics vs. Media Hype - Section 2: Explore


Venn diagrams are widely used as a tool for thinking. They are therefore also a useful teaching strategy. John Venn developed Venn diagrams in 1891 to show relationships between sets. They are now used across many other disciplines.

Information is usually presented to students in linear text. Especially when there is a lot of information, it is difficult to see relationships in this format. Venn diagrams enable students to organize information visually so they are able to see the relationships between two or three sets of items. They can then identify similarities and differences. When communicated, these details may seem complicated, but not when such a diagram is used.This encourages higher ordier thinking, allowing students to identify and analyze similarities and differences between objects, concepts, or sets.

  Why a Venn Diagram?
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Real Life Forensics vs. Media Hype

Unit 5: Forensics
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT: Compare real life forensic work to what is seen in the media. Explain the CSI effect and its relevance to forensics investigations.

Big Idea: Many believe that forensic scientists work as we see them in TV shows, such as "Law & Order" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", but how realistic are these portrayals?

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Science, forensics, Venn diagram, cartoon
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