We began today by explaining this weekend’s homework, the forensics essay. Each student will have to write an essay that argues which one of their classmates is guilty of hacking into Mrs. Delaney’s grade book. The essay must include reference to all five parts of our investigation (hand-print size, digit ratio, ink chromatography, handwriting, and fingerprints) and it must also discuss how each piece of evidence was used. The top five suspects from the cluster are listed below:
After planning their essays, students then chose roles for tomorrow’s Mock Trial, which will serve the dual purpose of being a fun exercise in real-world science, as well as helping them review before writing their essays… not to mention deciding the guilt or innocence of their beloved classmates!