Creative Core Curriculum

TPS Publishing and Partners have now been adopted in California, Georgia and Florida with the Creative Core Curriculum for Mathematics with STEM, Literacy And Arts. We have also been adopted in Texas with the Creative Mathematics and Creative Science Curriculums with STEM, Literacy and Arts.

We are also the only adopted supplier of Forensic Science in Texas.

We provide traditional, STEM and STEAM project materials aligned to the individual state requirements. Professional development courses are provided by Illinois State University Center for Mathematics and Science.

Forensics

Now 100% fully aligned to the Forensic Science TEKS.

The Forensic Science activity programs, for both Middle (Level 1) and High School students, have teacher and student editions as well as correlating “do nows”, which cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Our Teacher Editions are full of detail and instruction to assist in teaching Forensic Science along with handouts, section tests and unit exams, which can be copied and set for students. Our Student Editions consist of fun and informative investigations that enable continuous activities to aid learning and provide lots of practice of Forensic Science techniques.

Forensic Science Level One

A comprehensive short course, in which students gain a knowledge of the subject and what it entails, which will then be developed with the use of our Forensic Science High School resources. The Teacher Edition includes all teacher information, student information and activities with answers. The Student Edition only includes the material appropriate for the student.

Forensic Science Level One is composed of:

  • Teacher Introduction and Information
  • 11 units (Ballistics, Blood, Bones, Bugs, Crime Scene Processing, DNA, Fingerprints, Glass, Hair Fibers, Identifying Unknown White Powders, Toxicology).

Forensic Science High School (Level Two)

Although written as a comprehensive full year course each unit is independent thus allowing the teacher to pick and choose which unit to teach whenever they wish. Within each unit there are many activities which again are independent. So, the teacher can ‘cherry pick’ to design a shorter course for a semester, summer school or after school as required.

Students will build upon prior knowledge gained through using Forensic Science Level One.

Forensic Science High School is composed of:

  • Teacher Introduction and Information
  • 15 units (An Introduction and the History of Forensic Science, Crime Scene Processing, Finger Print Analysis, Firearms Analysis, Drug Analysis, Hair and Fiber Analysis, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Document Analysis, Impression Evidence, DNA Analysis, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology, Glass Fragment Analysis, Toxicology, and History and Careers).

This level is also presented in teacher editions volume one and two and student editions volume one and two. The teacher edition includes all teacher information, student information and activities with answers. The student edition only includes the material appropriate for the student.

Alongside these books, we offer Do Nows and the Forensic Science Club.

Do Nows

Alongside the Level one and two courses, we offer a full collection of Do Nows. We have created aligned Do Nows for each unit within the resource, there are a set of 100 in total.

Each Do Now is photocopiable.

The Do Nows give students the opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry and use their developing knowledge of science content in crime situations. Each Do Now is ideal for homework assignments, assessments and class introductions.

The collection of Do Nows include:

  • Introduction/History Blank Lab Report
  • Evidence Chart Wife Kills Husband
  • Finger Print Analysis Broken Window
  • Types and Patterns Drug Analysis
  • Boom! Coffee Beans
  • Impression Evidence Axe Murderer
  • It Wasn’t Me! Tire Tracks

Forensic Science Club

An inspiring booklet designed to engage a group of high school Forensic Science students to plan and deliver a crime scene science event to a local community or school venue. This is a guide for a weekly one hour Forensic Club that is an exciting project for everyone involved. It covers Forensic Science techniques, organizing skills, team work, presentation skills and can be a valuable part of community service. Using Forensic Science Club, students will be able to confirm their understanding of the topic and to work toward their target of high school community reach out hours.

The authors are experienced presenters of Forensic Science in schools and teacher workshops. The materials used in this book are inexpensive and shown in simple photographs, at a level for the older students to present to younger students.

  • Planning a crime scene
  • How to select suitable students
  • Club week 1. blood spatter
  • Club week 2. prints and impressions
  • Club week 3. hair and fiber analysis
  • Club week 4. sending an event letter to the school
  • Club week 5. the crime scene planning
  • Club week 6. the crime scene planning continued
  • Club week 7 - 11. preparation for the forensic event
  • Club week 12 - 15. final preparations
  • Club week 16. packing for the event
  • Club week 17. the big day
  • Club week 18 - 19. evaluations and packing away
  • Club week 20. a celebration event for the club