8th grade students at Orland Jr. High took a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry’s crime lab last week. Students helped solve a crime by lifting fingerprints, participating in forensic labs, separating ink samples, examining fibers under a microscope and comparing footprints from the crime scene. In the end…THE BUTLER DID IT! (Just kidding!).
One student said, “In the crime lab, we had to wear goggles and gloves because we were working with chemicals. We were trying to find out who committed the crime.”
The students took that knowledge back to the classroom and are using it to identify the murderer in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, a book they are reading together as a class. “We can now understand how they are figuring out what the evidence means in the book. We can help them solve the crime,” said a student.