A Crime Within A Crime!
Our new unit started off with some mystery! Students were very excited to view the crime scene and get started piecing together details of what could have happened to our victim. So much so, that they began creating a story of what happened before we even walked into the room! We discussed how important it is to differentiate between evidence and inference...something that had to be repeated several times throughout the class as stories kept developing. Students spent several minutes surveying from outside the crime scene tape. We wrote down several of our observations, being careful not to infer our own ideas of what something might be. After we wrote a long list we realized we needed to go back and change that we observed “several drops of blood” to “several drops of red liquid”. Until we test them we don’t know for sure what they are! It’s amazing how we all quickly jump to our own conclusions.