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Activity Description of "Crime Lab Activity"

Title Crime Lab Activity
Audience biology and life science classes
Abstract Tests for carbohydrates, fats and proteins are performed as students play the role of police scientists who examine clues found at the crime scene. In addition to identifying the suspect, officials want to know if the theft of food from the school cafeteria has compromised food safety.
Author Kathy Paris
Unifying Concept Evidence, models, and explanation
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesScience and technology in local, national, global challenges
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences The cell, Matter, energy and organization in living systems, Chemical reaction
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