Microscope CSI Forensics Lab

Grade Levels
5th - 11th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Description

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

STUDENTS WILL:

Examine various residues under the microscope

• Read the provided alibis and analyze data to solve the mystery

• Answer extension questions

MATERIALS LIST:

- Microscopes

- 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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SEE HOW THIS LESSON ALIGNS WITH THE NGSS, TEKS or GSE

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSSMS-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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