Forensic Laboratory Science and Detective Mystery Writing is a 9th-grade, hands-on, integrated science and writing curriculum guaranteed to excite your students! It incorporates the essentials of science with the skills of English composition into a detective mystery-writing unit based on actual student experimentation. Students are given nine weeks of hands-on, clue-development experiments. Once students have completed their laboratory work, they will collaborate, using the data and techniques recorded in their Student Forensic Laboratory Journals, to write their own detective mystery. By first becoming familiar with forensic techniques and clues, students will be able to cleverly weave evidence and other clues into their mysteries. Each of the laboratory experiments are described in more detail below. Comprehensive 106-page teacher's guide provides a detailed syllabus for the entire nine weeks of the mystery-writing unit. Background on the key elements in writing detective mysteries is given, as well as teacher notes, suggestions, procedures, and sample data derived from past experiments. The 85-page student journal includes procedures and data sheets for each activity. 1994, 8 1/2" x 11", spiral-bound. Forensic Laboratory Science and Detective Mystery Writing is a terrific curriculum! It promises to excite your students in both Science and English. We urge you to try it!
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