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Crime Scene: The Case of the Missing Computer Chip
This lesson simulates a crime scene for teams of students to solve, using clues received piecemeal, and adjusting their hypotheses as more clues are found and discussed. The elements of science are recognized through discussion of the crime solution metaphor.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, ENSI (Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes). This material may be copied only for noncommercial classroom teaching purposes, and only if this source is clearly cited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-645
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/