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Grade 9-College. Students assume the role of forensic scientists to solve a fictional crime by integrating core concepts in chemistry. Students have the opportunity to conduct unknown powder testing, along with spectroscopy analysis. Using deductive reasoning and scientific methodology students process evidence from the crime scene and integrate concepts such as data analysis and scientific writing to help build a compelling case. This kit is designed for 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.
A local power company’s sign lies damaged and the police need your help to put together the pieces and identify the potential culprit. Chemistry students jump into the role of forensic scientists as they work to solve this fictional crime involving a car crash. Using deductive reasoning and scientific methodology, students process evidence from the crime scene and integrate concepts--such as data analysis and scientific writing--to help build a compelling case. Students stay engaged throughout the investigation as they conduct unknown powder testing, along with spectroscopy analysis. This kit compellingly brings forensic science into your chemistry classroom. The kit is designed for 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.
|Reaction Trays, 20-well||10||Included|
|Plastic Measuring Scoops||40||Included|
|Plastic Reagent Cups, 1 oz||25||Included|
|Iodine Solution, 30 mL||1||Included|
|pH Paper and Charts||10||Included|
|Sodium Chloride, 50 g||1||Included|
|Calcium Carbonate, 20 g||1||Included|
|Cornstarch, 30 g||1||Included|
|Baking Soda, 30 g||1||Included|
|1 M Sulfuric Acid, 15 mL||5||Included|
|Evidence Sealing Labels||20||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Scissors||5||Needed, Not included|
|Marking Pens||5||Needed, Not included|
|Beakers, 50 mL||5||Needed, Not included|
|Distilled or Deionized Water||Needed, Not included|
|Dark-Colored Paper||Needed, Not included|
The Carolina Beyond the Tape™ kit series offers a fresh take on forensics for biology, chemistry, and physics
Immerse your classroom in a fictitious case as your students play the role of forensic lab technicians and attempt to piece together the evidence and help police solve the crime. Each kit is designed with engaging activities that place students in cases with alluring stories, crime scene reports, and realistic evidence-handling techniques. You’ll pique students’ interest in science while building their teamwork, deductive reasoning, and writing skills. Most important, the kit activities help you meet national standards while seamlessly integrating forensic science into your biology, chemistry, or physics curriculum. If you want to take an investigation to the next level, choose the interdisciplinary kit, which combines all 3 disciplines into 1 comprehensive forensic investigation. Incorporating forensics into your classroom has never been easier, so get ready to take your class beyond the tape.
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