Forensic Entomology Poster Assignment
Draw the lifecycle of the blowfly – use the textbook or the internet. ____________/_____
2. Draw or make a computer-generated graph for:
a) Days vs Frassballs for Hornworm ____________/_____
b) Days vs Length for Hornworm ___________/_____
c) Days vs Mass for Mealworm __________/______
d) Days vs Length for Mealworm _________/______
3. Explain what you learned about insect lifecycles from growing insects. Explain the life stages of your insects and how knowing the life cycles would be helpful to solve a crime.
3. Explain what a forensic entomologist does at the crime scene _________/_____
(use the death scene fill-in for help)
4. Explain what a forensic entomologist can tell about a crime from insects ________/____
(use your memory from Crime Scene Creatures DVD and information provided on handouts)
Explain the following concepts in your paragraphs: Accumulated Degree Days, drugs and toxicology, body placement and movement, wounds on the body.
Use these websites to help you research for your poster:
about.com search for forensic entomology