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Food Analysis Mystery—Forensic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6503 

Price: $76.24

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With the Mystery Food Analysis Forensics Laboratory Kit, learn chemical test procedures for common foods in the context of a murder mystery.

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Teach chemical test procedures for common foods—Vitamin C, starches, reducing sugars, fats and proteins—in the context of a murder mystery! Students start by performing the chemical tests to establish the “standards” for positive identification, so critical to forensic science. Once the standards are established, the stomach contents of the victims are tested for the presence of the foods. When the test results are recorded, the data are examined in an attempt to solve the mystery. The kit includes the chemicals, student activities and teacher information.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Albumin powder, 5 g
Benedict's qualitative solution, 250 mL, 2
Biuret test solution, 100 mL, 2
Dextrose solution, 0.4 M, 700 mL
Dichloroindophenol, 0.25 g
Iodine solution, 500 mL
Starch, soluble potato 25 g
Sudan III, 5 g
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 100
Tubes, culture, disposable, 16 x 125 mm, 60
Vitamin c tablets, 2

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact