An introduction to forensic science for grades two to three.
- Introduces crime scene investigative techniques
- Strengthens problem-solving skills
- Promotes collaborative learning
- Builds interest in further science, technology and math learning
- Reinforces common core
This fun, interactive learning program immerses students in grades 2-3 into scientific discovery as they work to solve the mystery of the stolen funds. Kids will test their CSI skills as they work the case and discover the guilty party!.
The missing money mystery is based on the premise that a crime occurred in Mr. Mugg’s fourth grade classroom at Markwell Elementary. A canister holding the money for an upcoming geocaching field trip disappeared sometime after dismissal on a Monday afternoon. Mr. Mugg knows his students have been looking forward to this special trip which will introduce them to the natural world through a real-life treasure hunt, so he decides to undertake the investigation himself-with the help of your students. To launch his investigation, Mr. Mugg uses the classroom computer to learn about forensic science and the necessary activities, tools, and tests he needs to solve the crime. He shares this information with your students through a series of emails. He then locates and gathers the clues and packages and sends them in a box to your classroom. Inside this box are all the materials needed by your students to conduct the investigation, including photographs, scientific equipment and “evidence”.
The summer camp version of the missing money mystery includes a comprehensive 107 page instructor's guide, teacher resource CD, pre-printed student handouts, and all supplies needed to support a class of up to 30 students. The classroom version of the missing money mystery includes a comprehensive 107 page instructor's guide, teacher resource CD, and all the essential supplies needed to support a class of up to 30 students. The missing money mystery resupply kit includes all the essential supplies needed to run the summer camp and classroom version again. Pre-printed student books speed up teacher prep time and helps students' organize their key findings while working to solve the Missing Money Mystery! These books accompany both the Classroom and Summer Camp versions of the Missing Money Mystery.