Learn more about fingerprints and play detective in your own home!

Fingerprint Science for Kids

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Stage a mystery in your library complete with a full crime scene!

Everything Library: Seusstastic Mystery in the Library Revealed!

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Spy Gear for Kids - invisible ink from lemon juice, finger prints from charcoal

Spy Gadgets for Kids

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A Library Mystery Downloadable Classroom Game & Party Kit for Kids | Dramatic Fanatic

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Apple Smiles or False Teeth

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computer games for inference, making predictions, and others

WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers

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Marshmallow teeth for practicing flossing.

Dental Health Activity

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who's a super scientist bulletin board

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this is awesome!

Kids Classroom Valentines - Skip To My Lou

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making inferences

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Composite Picture Software (single user) $124.95 ea

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$10.95 Forensics Knowledge Cards

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BULLETIN BOARD TITLES: Investigating _______ I Spy ______ Undercover _____ The Case of the Amazing Class Searching for ______ Taking a Closer Look at _____ (magnifying glass) Suspected of Great Work Focused on _______ (magnifying glass) Caught in the Act Top Secret! It’s No Mystery Who’s in Our Class Mr./Ms. ___’s Super Sleuths

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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HANDWRITING ANALYSIS: Third graders learn to write in cursive. They each wrote the alphabet in cursive and then wrote clues about themselves in cursive on a separate card. The parents tried to match the clues to the "handwriting sample."

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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I SPY: Each student wrote a descriptive paragraph about an object. I took a picture of each with the magnifying glass held up close so that it magnified one eye. They were lots of fun.

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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JUST THE FACTS: This was another favorite. I took a picture of each friend wearing a detective hat and a trenchcoat with a badge. The printed page read, "Just the Facts About (insert student name)." The children then wrote interesting facts about themselves on the paper. I mounted each onto brown cardstock, rounded the corners and used aluminum foil to make them look like clipboards.

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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MYSTERY NUMBER: There are clues written on the front of the page with the question mark. You can lift the page to reveal the mystery number.

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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CRIME SCENE TRIORAMA: After writing their own mysteries based on a Nursery Rhyme (i.e. Was Humpty Dumpty Pushed? Who really scared Miss Muffett?) we made trioramas based on their writing.

Clutter-Free Classroom: Detective / Mystery Themed Classroom

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genre studies

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Mustache decorations

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Crime scene decorations

Scholastic Book Fairs - 2011 Spring Middle School Contest

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Fantastic opportunity for student writing! What a cool idea! Get student fingerprint and enlarge on copier. WRITE!

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such a cute idea!

Fall Into First: Guess Who? Tooth Edition

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Evidence bag

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Encrypted invitations

diy encrypted invites

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