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Microscope CSI Forensics Lab
Whodunnit? This immersive mascot mystery requires a few microscopes and a scientific eye as students view various residues while they act like detectives and try to determine who the culprit is! This lab is easy to implement using household items such as garlic powder, salt, baby powder, sugar, sand

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DNA Crime Lab!  Can you solve the case?
Each group is given a long paper strip of DNA, a 3-page story of the missing necklace and directions on how to fingerprint and sequence their DNA. Scissors act as the restriction enzyme, cutting the DNA between every GGCC into varied length segments. As the segments are pasted into the correspondi

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Fingerprint - I Am Unique Writing Activity
Choose 1 of the 3 fingerprint templates. (loop, whorl, arch)Students write about themselves on the lines of the fingerprint.This is perfect for the first day of school or the first week of school. This can be used in English, Art, Science, or any other subject. Students share their fingerprints to

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CSI Forensics Escape Room
Students use forensic evidence, teamwork, and critical thinking to solve this CSI Crime scene escape room. In the activities, students analyze 4 different pieces of evidence (fingerprints, shoe prints, unknown powder, and pen samples) and keep track of evidence and suspects. They use their power o

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The Great Pencil Caper an Observation and Inference Inquiry Mystery
This is an exciting mini-inquiry lab that uses a common everyday classroom supply, pencils! In this inquiry lab activity students read a short newspaper article about a pencil thief who is sneaking into classrooms and breaking pencils. The police are hoping that if they can figure out how the band

Also included in: Science Inquiry and Process Skills Lab Activity Bundle


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Biotechnology Mini-Unit: PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, and Restriction Enzymes
This high school biology mini-unit is designed to be a basic introduction to three essential biotechnology tools: PCR, Restriction Enzymes, and gel electrophoresis. Great for teachers with no access to do biotech activities or labs in class! These three tools are so important in the biotech indu

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Who Sent the Cake? Using Science to Solve a Mystery
Please make sure you always have the most recent version of my products, I update my products all the time! I am a science teacher who is still in the classroom and every time I use one of my lesson plans, I think of new things to add! Please make sure you always have my latest version. Here’s how:

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Genetics and Heredity Color by Number - Science Color By Number
Great for Biology Distance Learning / Independent WorkThis activity requires students to answer 12 questions related to genetics and heredity. Once finished, students will use the answers to color the corresponding parts of a fun DNA coloring page with a quote. I have included questions that cover m

Also included in: Science Color By Number Bundle - Science Distance Learning | Independent Work


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DNA Fingerprinting Simulated Crime Scene Activity
This DNA Fingerprinting Simulated Crime Scene Activity is a great way to begin your unit on the structure, function and processes of DNA in order to elicit student interest in learning about the DNA molecule! I introduce this crime scene situation on the first day of studying DNA then do a series of

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Murder Mystery for Middle School: Who Killed Dr. Cosmo? Murder Mystery #1
The beloved science teacher at JKF Middle School has been found dead in her classroom and YOUR Junior Crime Detectives are on the case.Using their skills critical thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and team work, the Junior Crime Detectives work in partnerships or teams to solve the murder myster

Also included in: Murder Mysteries for Middle School: Murder Mayhem Bundle with Bonus Mystery


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Forensic Science. Crime Scene Analysis. Physical Science Stations. Forensic Science Project. Your students will love science when they are given the opportunity to investigate a crime scene and solve the case of The Shop Burglar. Centered on a property crime, an unknown person has broken into the

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Observation and Inferences Foldable, Stations, and Presentation
I always struggle with teaching observation and inference to my students. I've tried incorporating it into other topics or lecturing on it, and it just doesn't seem to help. I developed these activities to help my students differentiate between observations and inferences. I do this as a first-week

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Forensic Science: Fingerprint Patterns Lab Activity
A great lab for any Forensic Science class studying fingerprints! Students learn to take fingerprints, identify fingerprint patterns, and collect class data to compare with national averages. It also helps students practice graphing. Includes: • 2-page student worksheet • Excel document to help fi

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Fingerprint Science Experiment | Forensics | STEM | Scientific Method
Students will become detectives and investigate their fingerprints while learning about the scientific method! This STEM fingerprint science experiment will cover the three types of fingerprints and super fun facts about fingerprints in humans and animals. This is an easy science experiment that wor

Also included in: 7 Easy Science Experiments To Teach The Scientific Method Bundle


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Murder Mystery - Newton's Laws of Motion f=ma
Whodunnit? This activity is designed for a single 45 minute class period. However, it can be extended to two class periods (or more) if you want your students to present their findings. The mystery hinges on your students' ability to use the f=ma formula and critical thinking in order to solve the

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DNA Fingerprinting Online Virtual Activities (WebQuest)
This DNA Fingerprinting Online Virtual Activities Handout will guide students through four realistic online simulation activities: • DNA Extraction • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) • Gel Electrophoresis • Creating a DNA Fingerprint • It is concluded with a C.S.I. game based on the show, using Fore

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Mystery Madness Detectives {literacy and science activities}
This is a 23 page packet full of activities to supplement a mystery or detective theme for grades K-2. Watch out Sherlock Holmes! Graphics by melonheadz @ included: 2 forensic science activities mystery vocab sheets- can be used a matching game several

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Mitosis and the Cell Cycle Color by Number - Science Color By Number
This activity requires students to answer 12 questions related to mitosis and the cell cycle. Once finished, students will use the answers to color the corresponding parts of a fun chromosome coloring page with quote. How is this product useful?✔ Excellent summative assessment ✔ A fun alternative to

Also included in: Science Color By Number Bundle - Science Distance Learning | Independent Work


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Scientific Classification of Living Things: The Five Kingdoms
This packet focuses on the scientific classification system for living things, including the five kingdoms. Included in the packet you will find:(1) Instructions of assembling a “The Five Kingdoms” foldable, (2) “The Five Kingdoms” foldable - 2 pages, (3) a poster/chart on the 5 kingdoms, their ch

Also included in: BUNDLE! Classification of Living Things


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Forensic Science Vocabulary Lists, Introduction Activities, and Dictionary.
This is a bundle of 12 chapters of Forensic Science Vocabulary lists and chapter introduction activities, as well as a complete Forensic Science Dictionary which includes 191 words and their definitions. Topics include:1- Intro to Forensics2- The Crime Scene3- Hair as Evidence4- Fiber Evidence5- Fin

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Forensic Toxicology Drug Lab
A great lab for any Forensic Science class studying toxicology! Students learn about color spot tests and urine drug tests while performing fun, realistic drug tests that get consistent results! Includes: • 8-page student worksheet • 3-page Teacher Tips and Photos All handouts come in both .docx

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CSI Forensics 2 Escape Room
In this hands on escape room activity, students solve a forensic mystery using science, teamwork, and critical thinking. In the crime scene activities, students analyze 4 different pieces of evidence and keep track of evidence and suspects. They use their power of observations to “crack the case”

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Forensic Science – Fiber Evidence Analysis Lab Activity Bundle
Students love this Fiber Evidence Analysis Lab! Fiber Evidence Analysis Lab Activity Bundle includes: •5-page lab activity student worksheet- includes directions, questions, and spaces for microscope drawings •2 page pre-lab information handout •2-page student worksheet with pre-lab questions •2-pa

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Forensic Science: Bertillon Measurement System Activity
This Bertillon Measurement System Activity will teach students about the Bertillon system of measurement (also known as Bertillonage) and anthropometry. Students like this activity because they get to collect data about themselves and their classmates. The activity includes two short readings, short

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