“I love this class! Where else do you get the chance to hold maggots?”
When I was in high school, the most a budding coroner could hope for was a frog or two to dissect. (Sorry amphibian lovers--it was all in the name of science.) But these days, there seems to be no shortage of dead things for students examine.
That's because forensic science classes have grown quite popular recently. Everyone wants to learn how to calculate a corpse's time of death based on the size of the maggots feeding on the body. (Sorry to be so gross, but isn't it wonderful?!?)
Students also learn how to analyze a body's stomach contents, make sense of blood splatters, and reconstruct car crashes.
Where do I sign up?
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