Maria Arellano                                                




                           East View

    Forensic science teacher   

    Eastview High School
    Phone: 943-5000 x8174
    Email: arellanom@georgetownisd.org

    My Education & Teaching Background

    I am so excited to be at EVHS!  I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in biology and Spanish.  I taught at GHS from 1996-2002 where I was also the drill team director.  During that time, I received my Master's degree in Education Administration from Southwest Texas State University.  This is my 8th year at EVHS and I love being a patriot!


                   A days                                                       B days

    1st period-- Forensic science                     1st period--Forensic science
    2nd period--Forensic science                     2nd period--Forensic science
    3rd period--Planning time                          3rd period--Forensic science
    4th period--Cheer                                      4th period--Forensic science
    5th period--Conference                                           5th period--Conference
    Tutorials are before school Monday-Friday beginning at 8:10

    Forensic Science Course overview

     Course Philosophy 

    This course is a survey course which introduces students to a range of forensics topics. As in all fields of study, content knowledge is very important. However, application of that content is equally, if not more, important. Additionally, the development of skills necessary to allow an individual to continue to learn in life is essential. These skills include the ability to learn independently, to think critically, to explain thought processes and result in understanding with clarity, and to work with others toward a common goal. With these things in mind, this course has been developed in the style of ‘problem-based learning’ and will offer a significant challenge to the student as they ‘learn to learn’.


    "Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself; it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it can diminish its value."

    Paul L. Kirk (1902-1970),  forensic scientist 

    Required Materials:  

    Black pens, #2 pencils, 3-ring binder or folder, lined paper or spiral, graph paper, dividers

    Additional materials by alphabet

    A-J 2 boxes of kleenex

    K-R 2 rolls of paper towels

    S-Z one container of clorox wipes (generic brand is fine)