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Forensic Scientist

Nancy Meryl Cohen | Teaching

About This Job

What is this job like?

A Forensic Scientist is a job that is related to a crime or a civil action. Forensic Scientists take evidence against criminals and find that they have committed a crime.They are able to recognize a forged signature and identify blood from a crime. A forensic scientist collects samples from a crime scene and works with samples to discover who did what.

What skills should you have for this job?

Biology, math, chemistry and public speaking, highly intuitive, inquisitive, detail oriented and skilled.

How do you get qualified for this job?

You need a bachelors degree in science.

How much does this job pay?

$46,080 annually

How many jobs are there/will there be?

There will be an increased amount of jobs in this area thanks to the television series, “CNI” and “Bones”

Are there other jobs like this?

Forensic DNA Scientist, Forensic Scientist Technician Jobs

Videos about this job: CSI:The Experience==Lab 1: Beginning the Investigation

Websites about this job: Forensic a career in


1. Introduce students to the thought process involved in developing a technique for forensic analysis.
2. Introduce students to the physical structure of hair.


To introduce students to the selected career and how the skills necessary are tied to school curriculum. Students will be introduced to the structure of hair. Introduce students to the thought process involved in developing a technique for forensic analysis.


-Hairs from different species and individuals,humans, cats and dogs.
microscopic slides
cover slips, water and droppers, Microscopes


Students will take one cats hair, one dogs hair and one human hair

Students will work in groups of three

Students will use 3 microscopic slides and place one hair on each slide

Students will place 1 drop of water on the slide and one cover slip for each slide

Students will view all three slides under the microscope and comer and contrast all three hairs

Teacher will write dog cat and human on the white board

Teacher will write characteristics, similarities and differences

Students will respond to their observations

Teacher will record the information on the board.

Students will copy the work into their notebooks

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