The Death Investigation Notes, Activity and Review resource teaches your students about Time Since Death, Manner and Cause of Death, and the job of the Medical Examiner. The resource can be 100% digital, and no prep.
Thirty interactive Google Slides teach students…
- The duties of a Medical Examiner
- Methods for identifying a body
- Five ways to tell time since death: Livor Mortis, Rigor Mortis, Algor Mortis (body temp), Putrefaction, and stomach contents
- Clues that point to manner of death: suffocation, strangulation, drowning, clues from types of injuries, finding drugs / poison
Interactive elements in the Google Slides include drag and drop, fill in the blank, short answer, sort, links to two video clips, links to eleven images. Key included!
Guided Notes: give students a place to write down what they learn. Notes are made in a different format than the slides, encouraging students to think about what they are learning, rather than simply copy notes.
Time Sense Death Timeline: Students complete a timeline for all the signs that can show time since death. Provided in two formats: Drag and Drop Digital, and Printable Cut and Paste. Key included!
Google Form Review: Fifteen multiple choice questions that are self grading!
The whole resource is student independent – no direct instruction needed. Everything your students need to complete the Google Slides, Timeline activity and Google Form review is provided for them in the resource.
Detailed Teaching Guide for tips on how to use the resource, how to share with students, and how to grade!
The resource is editable!
Click here to see a preview of the Death Investigation Notes.
Here is what some happy teachers are saying about the Death Investigation Notes:
I had an unsolicited student comment in my chat today that I would love to share. He said “These lessons were a lot of fun and easy to understand”. I broke down the lesson into 3 parts: Medical Examiners, Cause and Manner of Death and Time of Death. It took us a little over a week. We have 33 minute periods. – S.J. January 11, 2021
I use this resource for my entire Forensic Pathology unit and my students really love it. – Jesse W. December 16, 2021
My students love to use tech for learning and were very engaged with this set of interactive notes. I love that it requires them to work within the Google Slides and that I can check their progress as they go. – Mrs Pea May 26, 2021