Microscope CSI Forensics Lab
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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 and flour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED in this 1-2 DAY LESSON:
• 14 NON-EDITABLE PDF handouts with student and teacher directions
• Accompanying PowerPoint
• Answer key
• Examine various residues under the microscope
• Read the provided alibis and analyze data to solve the mystery
• Answer extension questions
- slides and coverslips
- various residues including: sand, garlic powder, salt, flour, sugar, baby powder
- a stuffed animal that may represent your school mascot.
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