First, you will need to download the Whodunit? lab manual, which can be found here:
Yesterday, I had made some delicious chocolate chip cookies. I placed them in a container when they cooled, and when I came back from running a few errands, the cookies were all gone! If only there was some way I could determine who ate my freshly baked cookies….
Forensic science is a branch of science that solves crimes with evidence using biology, chemistry, and physics! In the example I gave above, I could have investigated the area to see if any footprints, hairs, or finger prints were on the scene of the crime, aka my kitchen.
This activity will use fingerprinting and microscopy to solve a crime!
Saskatchewan Curriculum Connections:
OM1.1: Investigate observable characteristics and uses of natural and constructed objects and materials in their environment.
HB5.2: Investigate the structure, function, and major organs of one or more human body systems such as the digestive, excretory, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems.
RE9.1: Examine the process of and influences on the transfer of genetic information and the impact of that understanding on society past and present.
Check out what we did last time by clicking “Soccer Scratch – July 14th”, linked below.