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ERIC Number: EJ782669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Case of the Missing Music
Mechelke, Mark; Dillman, Allissa
Science and Children, v45 n5 p38-43 Jan 2008
From Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew to the countless other detectives that fill children's bookshelves and television programs, it is clear that children are fascinated with solving crimes. As a result, a chemistry professor who performs outreach activities at local elementary schools exploited this interest in mysteries as a method to spark curiosity in science. This was accomplished through the development of an outreach activity in which students solve a mystery using density and fingerprint analysis. (Contains 3 figures, 1 resource and 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A