CSI Forensic Science - Be a detective and use science to figure out who stole the jewels from the town hall.
Your students will love doing this activity, suitable for both middle school and upper elementary.
Students have to use their detective skills and examine 5 clues to figure out which one of eight suspects stole the jewels from the town hall.
Each clue also has a bit of scientific information for the students to read to further enhance the students learning.
Five clues are given to the students and each clue (worksheet) allows them to eliminate 1-2 suspects.
Clue 1/ Hidden Binary Code Message
Clue 2/ Fingerprint Analysis
Clue 3/ The getaway car, calculating acceleration (basic division)
Clue 4/ Virus, Bacteria, or Fungi?
Clue 5/ DNA sequencing.
Allow 25-50mins for students to complete the clues and find the criminal.
ALSO INCLUDED ARE A RANGE OF EXTENSION CSI ACTIVITIES.
These are great to give out to your early finishers, or do them as a whole class as part of your forensic science unit.
1/ Create your own CSI wordfind and write the criminals confession on why he did it.
2/ Draw a wanted picture of the accomplice and write your own coded message
3/ Make your own ransom note
4/ CSI wordfind
5/ Write your own crime story
6/ Draw a map of the crime scene.
BUT WAIT, THAT'S NOT ALL. Also included in this unit is my mafia game, great to play after completing the worksheets.
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