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UPDATE 3/8/11: The Case of the Missing Tiara

UPDATE 3/1/11: The 12 basic characteristics of handwriting - analysis

UPDATE 2/9/11: Chromatography

UPDATE 1/11/11: Tool Impression Lab

UPDATE 11/9/10: Documenting a crime scene

UPDATE 10/26/10: After learning some terminology from our , creating Case File Folders, and Touring the FBI, 3rd grade PUGS made fingerprint cards and compared prints with known patterns using magnifying glasses and referencing the FBI data. The students wrote up fingerprint reports on their processes and findings.

Crossword Puzzle

Before beginning to solve actual "cases," students practiced logical thinking and process of elimination using some
Logic Matrix Puzzles.

Writing Mysteries