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Cookie Jar Mystery: A Study in Forensic Science Classroom Kit

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Grades 4–5. For a class of 30 students. This fun, interactive, project-oriented course is designed to engage students in a truly fascinating area of science. A crime has occurred in Mrs. Randall's classroom—her favorite cookie jar was broken and some of her homemade cookies were eaten. While breaking a cookie jar and snitching a few cookies are hardly serious crimes, they are nevertheless crimes that can be solved using a forensic science approach. Your students will become crime scene investigators as they work together examining and analyzing evidence needed to solve the mystery of the broken cookie jar.

Instructors will find the Cookie Jar Mystery easy and fun to teach. Each of the 12 lessons provides 1 to 3 activities that teach a new but related aspect of scientific reasoning and a particular scientific process. The text is easy to read and understand, the setups are detailed and uncomplicated, and the processes and procedures are clearly explained in each lesson plan.

Classroom Kit includes comprehensive 110-page instructor's guide; teacher resource CD-ROM with printable student handouts, supply list, and training tutorials; and essential supplies to conduct experiments with your class.


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What’s Included:
  • 1 Simulated Blood and Antisera Set (serum anti-A, anti-B, anti-RH; blood type A+. AB+, B-, O-, and suspect's blood)
  • 5 Blood Typing Guides
  • 1 White Powder Samples, Set of 5
  • 1 Pollen Samples, Set of 5
  • 1 Black Fiber Samples, Set of 5
  • 1 Hair Samples, Set of 5
  • 3 Suspect Pens, Set of 4
  • 32 Fingerprint Ink Strips
  • 100 Chromatography Paper Strips
  • 32 Ink-Removing Towelettes
  • 1 Iodine
  • 15 Tweezers
  • 20 Dropper Bottles
  • 16 Beakers, 250 mL
  • 50 Portion Cups
  • 1 Paper Clips, Box
  • 16 Plastic Spoons
  • 50 Disposable Gloves
  • 1 Beaker, 2,000 mL
  • 20 Hand Lenses
  • 1 Plastic Dropper
  • 50 Black Paper Squares
  • 15 Measuring Spoon Set
  • 100 Plastic Straws
  • 100 Wood Splints
  • 1 Teacher Resource CD-ROM
  • 1 Instructor's Guide
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