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murder mystery for curriculum day!!

Discussion in 'Science' started by sara261, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. I am supposed to be organising this event (involving flame tests?) next friday. the teacher that had all the resources is on sick leave and i'm struggling to come up with anything that will last 2 1/2hrs to yr 8! any ideas would be great.

    ps did have a video which has also gone walkings
     
  2. I am supposed to be organising this event (involving flame tests?) next friday. the teacher that had all the resources is on sick leave and i'm struggling to come up with anything that will last 2 1/2hrs to yr 8! any ideas would be great.

    ps did have a video which has also gone walkings
     
  3. Can you not get hold of the teacher that is on sick leave. surely there must be some form of communication for them to be setting work etc?
     
  4. have contacted teacher who is on sick leave via e mail but no reply. the department is setting the cover work!!

    i have managed to find creatve chemistry website but the activites are not long enough
     
  5. many thanks mad science those are really helpful :)
     
  6. Have a look at the Royal Society of Chemistry activity 'The Mystery of the Ming Vase' which you can download as a pdf file from http://www.chemsoc.org/networks/learnnet/ming.htm

    I also have a 2 hour activity which our year 8's did this week as part of National Science Week - not quite a murder mystery, as it was based on the Sky One series 'Lost' - but there might be some ideas there that you can adapt. Leave your email address if you're interested and i'' send you details.
     
  7. teachers TV has a good video about collecting evidence at a crime scene.When we did something similiar we looked at fingerprints using talc, sellotape and old blusher brushes. fake urine tests and chromatography, hope this helps
     
  8. Norey

    Norey New commenter

    Hi, If you are really stuck I have a project that takes about 4 to 5 hours. It is a murder mystery which involes chromatography (poison pen), urine tests, flame tests, microscopy, soil analysis etc. We use it with yr 9 after the sats. I have written a story that goes with it, you could adapt this for your school. Oh, and I have worksheets!

    Hope this helps,

    Norey
     
  9. DrResource

    DrResource New commenter

  10. I hate to join in but this is exactly what I am trying to put together while off sick!

    any chance??
    Thanks a lot

    hcscience@hotmail.co.uk
     
  11. Me too.... that would be great!!

    Thanks

     
  12. I've just done a "Cluedo" based activity for Science week for an entire Primary school and used materials I'd written myself as well as using these links:

    http://www.hometrainingtools.com/articles/forensic-scienc...
    http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/forensics.html
    http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=818177107...
    http://www.courttv.com/forensics_curriculum/
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sheppard/analyze.html
    http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20041215/refs....
    http://www.planet-science.com/whodunit/go/InfoPage_37.htm...
    http://www.planet-science.com/whodunit/go/InfoPage_19.htm...

    I'm now lying down in a darkened room to recover, but the response from the kids (& the rest of the staff!!!) made it all worth while.

    Enjoy the day - I know the kids will.
     

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