# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 18310498

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate ballistics recovery and examination at a crime scene.


Demonstration should include
  • documenting the original location of weapons and bullets
  • packaging weapons and bullets in a rigid position
  • unloading weapons prior to transport
  • handling evidence in a sterile manner.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to package weapons and bullets in a rigid position?
  • Why is it important to unload weapons before they are transported?
  • What is the system used for unloading weapons before transport?
  • Why should a detailed sketch be made of locations of cartridge cases, firearms, or bullets?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
  1. the components of a system are defined;
  2. instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
  3. information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
  4. the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
  5. the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
  6. models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
  7. appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems