Harbor and Sprout

Forensic Science Patchwork Study


Welcome to the Harbor + Sprout Forensic Science Patchwork Study, the February 2022 release of our original elementary-level homeschool unit study curriculum. This unit study features 4 weeks of lesson plans and materials covering all 9 of our core subjects plus a playful supplemental section of thematic activities. This unit study is meant for use by children ages 3-12. 

This unit is delivered via a secure link as a digital download.



Daily, weekly, and monthly planning pages
Book list including stories, poems, and field guides with recommended ages, subject correspondence, and brief summaries for each title
Lesson plans for 4 levels of learning
Family read aloud with discussion guide and recipe
Character kit- new monthly character illustrated by Stephanie Groves to act as your guide through the unit


Week 1: Case of the Stolen Emerald
Week 2: Fingerprints
Week 3: DNA
Week 4: Cryptography

Nature Study

Weeks 1-4: Guess that Animal + Animal Kingdoms Study

Language Arts

Week 1: Sherlock Holmes
Week 2: The 5 W's
Week 3: Cursive
Week 4: Riddles


Week 1: Plan
Week 2: Plot and Outline
Week 3: Write
Week 4: Revise


Week 1: Disguises
Week 2: Fingerprinting
Week 3: DNA
Week 4: Back at the Lab


Week 1: The United Kingdom
Week 2: Maps
Week 3: British Culture and Tradition
Week 4: Geography Detectives


Week 1: Inspecting Spaces
Week 2: Time Signature
Week 3: Detective Music
Week 4: Forensic Musicology


Week 1: Composite Imagery
Week 2: Age Progression
Week 3: Demonstrative Evidence
Week 4: Facial Reconstruction


Week 1: Decode the Secret Message
Week 2: Who Stole the Painting?
Week 3: Who Stole the Painting Part 2
Week 4: Numbers Mandala


Nature Activities

Animal Track Cards
Animal Track Matching Disks
Animal Track Nature Hunt
Animal Track Posters
Animal Track Puzzle Match
Coloring Poster 1

Coloring Poster 2
Forest Play Scenes

Wellness & Quiet Time

Match a Track Game
Forensics Detective Paper Dolls
The Missing Cookie Game
Forensics Wordsearch

Writing & Language Arts

Forensics Vocabulary
Spelling Practice
Clue Spelling Puzzles
Word Family Cards
Word Family Word Search
Forensic Word Search
Forensic Crossword
Detective Quotes and Copywork
Writing Reference Pages

Each lesson comes with a lesson plan split into 4 distinct levels of learning to help you use the materials for your child's individual needs. This allows for family-style learning for ages 3-12 and years worth of connection and education!