Type:

Other

Description:

In this fascinating and fun experiment, learners use chemistry to identify a mystery powder and to solve a "crime," a process similar to that used by real forensic scientists. Learners test, observe and record data as they try to determine whether a character used baking soda or another "secret powder" to bake a cake. The answer that is found "proves" whether the character is innocent or guilty. This activity may be combined with other projects related to forensic science, or with a writing activity to create stories about "crimes" that can be solved using science.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,forensics,Early Elementary,Upper Elementary,data,baking soda,Gathering Data,test,General science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926134653401T,Informal Education,Formulating Explanations,chemical reaction,Elementary School,Physical science,Conducting Investigations,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,mystery,Chemical Reactions,substance,Acids and Bases,General,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,cake,Physical Sciences,Education,Asking Questions

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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