# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 2098081623

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the stages of insect metamorphosis in estimating time of death.


Description should include the metamorphic stages and an example of the succession of different insects that are found on a body as it decomposes.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What environmental factors can affect insect development?
  • How does the collection of insects from a crime scene help investigators more accurately determine a time of death?
  • What additional training or education is needed to become a forensic entomologist?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
  1. comparison of their metabolic activities;
  2. maintenance of homeostasis;
  3. how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
  4. human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
  5. how viruses compare with organisms; and
  6. evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving


14. Medical Technologies


5. The Effects of Technology on the Environment


TSA Competitive Events

Biotechnology Design