AP environment Science:
To get the students engaged in the soil lab, Ms. Byrd uses the What if the Earth Were and Apple? Demonstration to drive home hard facts regarding the amount of available soil the planet. Student then conducted various labs to examine soil properties and model soil horizons.
Students had been looking at qualifications of death examiners in our area and nation-wide. At the end of this study Ms. Byrd had her students create a classified ads for death investigator that would meet the needs of our geographic area. Students used word art and other web programs to make visually appealing ads.
One of the death investigators is a forensics pathologist and so students viewed a human autopsy and then conducted their own autopsy on a kosher pickle. All the pickle victims died in different ways and the students had to write a report on a cause of death. Lastly, students conducted a virtual autopsy using their devices. They had 18 cases to choose from in this culminating activity.