A study in forensic science.
- Introduces authentic crime scene analysis techniques
- Sharpens scientific inquiry skills and deductive reasoning
- Improves complex problem solving skills
- Attractive in recruiting and engaging reluctant learners
- Sparks an interest in further science learning and careers
Immerse your students in the roles as crime scene investigators as they work together examining and analyzing evidence needed to solve the mystery of the broken cookie jar! This fun, interactive, project-oriented forensic science course is designed to engage students grades 4-5 in this 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. Mrs. Randall turns this misfortune into opportunity and calls in a “Chief Crime Scene Investigator” (your teacher) to lead her “forensics team” (your students) in how to use the tools of forensic science in analyzing clues left at the crime scene. Each student member of this investigative team is tasked with solving the mystery through scientific observation, sample examination, analysis, lab work, testing, interviews, and field work.
The summer camp version of the cookie jar mystery includes a comprehensive 110 page instructor's guide, yeacher resource CD, pre-printed student handouts, and all supplies needed to support a class of up to 30 students. The classroom version of the cookie jar mystery includes a comprehensive 110 page instructor's guide, yeacher resource CD, and the essential supplies needed to support a class of up to 30 students. The cookie jar mystery course resupply kit includes all the essential supplies needed to run the summer camp and classroom versions again. Pre-printed student books speed up teacher prep time and helps students' organize their key findings while working to solve the Cookie Jar Mystery! These books accompany both the Classroom and Summer Camp versions of the Cookie Jar Mystery.