Plan for the Murder Solving Lesson

It's a classic case of whodunnit - with a forensic twist! Learners observe a crime scene and compile evidence, along with emergency phone calls, fingerprints, and interview statements to find the criminal and solve the crime.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the teacher tips in the main resource to ensure that the project goes smoothly
  • Make the project more or less complicated based on the age and skill level of your students
  • Use in a forensics class, a lesson on criminology, or a study on DNA evidence in biology
Classroom Considerations

  • The concept and details of a simulated murder scene may be difficult for some class members; consider your audence before implementing the project
  • Requires quite a bit of setup beforehand

  • Provides necessary worksheets and templates
  • Inquiry-based approach helps learners with problem solving and observation skills

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