Case #GS173: 'We want aforensics IP'; suspect:Jacquelyn, age 14(Chattanooga, Tenn.)
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Uncovering the Evidence
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If some of your favorite TV shows and moviesinvolve crime-scene tape, dusting forfingerprints, and analyzing blood spatter—thenthis Interest Project is for you!
The prime suspect in the "We want a forensicsIP" case is Jacquelyn (age 14) of a Girl Scouttroop in Tennessee. In an e-mail sent to GirlScouts of the USA on Monday, January 3, 2005,at 3:25 p.m., the suspect in question evensuggested the title, "Uncovering the Evidence."Case closed!
You've Got MAD Skills
By completing activities in the "Uncovering the Evidence" Interest Project,girls across the country can:Analyze household "clues" using forensic science techniques.Create and solve fictional cases by connecting with other "crimescene investigators."Explore careers in forensic science and chemistry.Understand what forensic scientists do—analyze physical evidenceto uncover truth using chemistry, biology, and physics.
There are several organizations and online resources to help you "LEARN"and "DO" the activities in this IP, like:The Federal Bureau of Investigation (www.fbi.gov)Your local police departmentThe American Academy of Forensic Scientists (www.aafs.org)The National Center for Forensic Science (www.ncfs.org)Discovery Channel's "On the Case" (www.discoverychannel.com)
Work with an adult when conducting experiments with chemicals and takenecessary safety precautions.
Not sure where to begin? No problem. Read theIntrobefore diving into"Uncovering the Evidence." Just want a quick refresher on what to do?Okay, in order to earn any of these Interest Projects, you must:Do the one REQUIRED activityDo ONE activity of your choice from each of the THREE categories(LEARN, DO, SHARE)Design and do ONE activity of
Create a short
after you've completed
all of theactivitiesFood for Thought!
Often, an activity in the "LEARN"category will help you build a skill that you'll have thechance to try in the "DO" category and then share inthe "SHARE" category. Make connections between the"steps" when planning which activities you'll do. For an
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