Super Sleuths

There's no such thing as the perfect crime! Your class of sleuths are ready to investigate the trace evidence at a crime scene and compare it to a list of suspects. They use their investigative skills to record physical properties of the evidence and compare it to the properties of powder found on the suspects to identify the criminal.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Add challenge to the activity by mixing powders together at each station
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of physical properties of matter
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
  • Makes use of easily obtainable materials
  • Includes pointers to help the activity run smoothly
  • None