who stole the cake

Who Stole the Cake? [Forensic Science & Chemistry]

Crimes big and little happen every day.  But how do you solve them?  Maybe you find some clues but what then?

Science to the rescue!!!

Forensic science is of course based on… you guessed it SCIENCE.  So lets use a little of that chemical science to solve today’s mystery of Who Stole the Cake?

In this lesson we will

  • Practice deductive reasoning
  • Perform scientific tests on gathered evidence
  • Record observations
  • Practice taking fingerprints
  • Identify the culprit!

Time to Complete

10 minutes prep, 30+ minutes lesson

Concepts

Crime Scene Investigation & Chemistry

Vocabulary

Forensic science, deductive reasoning, chromatography, polarity, acid, base

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