Cookie Jar Mystery - A Study in Forensic Science - Classroom Kit

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Grades 4-5. Fun, interactive, and project-oriented course engages students in the area of forensic science.

  • Students will become crime scene investigators as they examine and analyze forensic evidence to solve the mystery of the broken cookie jar
  • Facilitates scientific observation, sample examination, analysis, lab work, testing, interviews, and field work
  • Consists of 12 lessons, each approx. 1 hour:
    • Lesson 1 - Explore the challenge of visual memory and eyewitness testimony in this activity of Did You See That?
    • Lesson 2 - Learn about the composition of ink by making ink chromatographs
    • Lesson 3 - Take a closer look at the differences in nontoxic white substances and at the world of poison science
    • Lesson 4 - Use pocket hand lenses to experience fiber analysis, and learn to distinguish between class evidence and direct (conclusive) evidence
    • Lesson 5 - Work with hair samples to help identify the suspect
    • Lesson 6 - Learn about the importance of trace evidence in determining where something happened by exploring how pollen can be used as evidence
    • Lesson 7 - Compare and contrast bite marks
    • Lesson 8 - Delve into blood typing with the use of a blood evidence substitute
    • Lesson 9 - Learn about whorls and ridges, fingerprinting technique, and more with authentic Ten Cards for each student to make a record of their prints
    • Lesson 10 - Straightforward explanation and lesson helps learners narrow the field of suspects through use of the genetic code
    • Lesson 11 - Learn how to sort the truth from the lies in questioning suspects, and take another trip to the scene of the crime for another look
    • Lesson 12 - Culminating activity encourages students to put all the puzzle pieces together to solve the mystery
  • Includes 110-page instructors guide, teacher resource CD, and essential supplies
  • For 30 students

Item Weight: 13
Age: 9 yrs. - 10 yrs.
Subject Areas: Genetics & Forensic Science
Brand: Community Learning
Assembly Required: false
Grade: 4 - 5
School Type: Elementary School
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