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Kemtec Science: Elementary Crime Solving - STEMfinity
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Kemtec Science: Elementary Crime Solving


Kemtec Science: Elementary Crime Solving

  • Target Grades: 2-6
  • Number of Students: 24 students working in six groups of four.

Hold your entire class of student detectives spellbound with a mystery at the mall. This exercise is designed to show young students how the scientific method works in everyday life, in this instance through forensic science. The students must solve a crime (the problem) through observation, reasoning, and experimentation. Includes fibers and hairs as evidence, fingerprints, blood types, and personal profiles full of clues and circumstantial evidence. Students work as a team to reach a decision as to who they believe stole the shirt, then compare their suspect to the official police evidence.‚ 

Kit Contains:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Manuals
  • Police Evidence Envelope
  • Suspect Evidence Envelopes (for groups)
  • Silk Swatch
  • Cotton Swatch
  • Linen Swatch
  • Polyester Swatch
  • Wool Swatch (Simulated)
  • Cat Hair
  • Human Hair
  • Rabbit Hair
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Cover Slips
  • Slides
  • Wooden Sticks
  • Litmus Paper
  • Tweezers
  • Mounting Medium

Required, But Not Included:

  • Microscope
  • Water Bath
  • Distilled Water
  • Glass Test Tubes with Stoppers