The Cooler and Delivery Truck Evidenceby: Sara McCubbins and Angela Codron

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Based on your students’ knowledge of chemistry, local police have asked for their help in solving a local missing-persons case. The victim in this case is Kirsten K. Your students will try to determine which of the suspects is most likely responsible for her disappearance based on the evidence provided by the police and analyzed by the students.

In the first part of this performance assessment, your students will analyze samples from a recycling plant to determine where police should begin their search for the victim. In the second part, your students will analyze data from an airbag deployment to determine whether the delivery truck driven by the victim prior to her disappearance can be extracted from the lake so that further evidence can be recovered.

This sample chapter also includes the Table of Contents and Index.

Grades
  • High
Publication Date
3/15/2012

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  • on Mon May 28, 2012 12:59 PM

This chapter outlines what to do to teach a portion of the overall crime that is in the book. Students practice laboratory skills and the concept of density and volume. I would like to read the entire book so I fully understand how the chapters fit together and could give a more informed review. This is an intriguing idea and seems to be one that would add interest to a chemistry lab.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)


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