Working In Forensics – Toxicologist

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Stephen is a Forensic Toxicologist who tests blood for drugs. He uses high-tech machinery to screen for drugs to understand how a person may have died or been involved in a crime.

Stephen found the foundations of Maths and Chemistry he learned at school are used in his job every day.

Find out how Stephen uses Chemistry and Maths in his career with this resource for Year 6-10 students who are learning about unique ways of investigating liquid mixtures and elements.

Working In… Forensics — Toxicologist

Video Length: 3:35 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10


Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Mixtures and Separations, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gasses

Biological Sciences – The Body

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Changes of Matter

Biological Sciences – Form and Function