A bomb-sniffing reindeer found a bomb disguised as a present hidden in Santa's sleigh. Can you help the Explosive Liquids Forensic Squad stationed at the International Good Little Offspring Operations center solve the crime? Was it Cindy Lou Who? Ebenezer Scrooge? Maybe a disgruntled Elf? Maybe it was the Jolly old man himself! Use your forensic science knowledge to piece together the scenario!
This is a 2-3 hour activity that I designed for my high school forensic science class. Students use their understanding of hair structure, blood types, and DNA fingerprinting to solve a Christmas Mystery. In this product you will receive editable Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, along with PDF files of all materials to use "as is". There is a key and rationale for the analysis of all evidence, and a teacher guide to explain how I put it together and set it up for my class. This is a paper/pencil activity, with 10 analysis questions and 1 creative writing prompt.