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CSI Criminal Investigation of Mr. Paul Dudden for Grades 7-12

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Product Description

This murder mystery provides inquiry based learning with an intriguing twist. Students apply many CSI techniques including fingerprinting (dusting with carbon powder, dusting with aluminum powder, cyanoacrylate, iodine fuming, and ninhydrin), hair analysis, and identifying drugs, poisons and other chemicals. Using microscopes, measurement, chemical analysis, observation, and deductive reasoning, students examine the clues necessary to solve the murder of Mr. Paul Dudden. Includes Searching for Clues Forensics Manual, Murder Mystery flash drive, Analysis of Hair Identification Unit, Analysis of Fingerprinting Unit, and Analyzing Drugs and Poisons Unit.

Allow 6-8 hours to complete the labs and crime scene analysis. Designed for 24 students working in groups of four. Required, but not included: microscope, UV light, beakers, three test tubes with corks or stoppers, large jar, nails, scissors, distilled water, newspaper, pencils, and scrap paper.


  • Instructor’s Guide
  • Student Guides
  • Modus Operandi Sheets
  • Student Data Sheets
  • Assessment Materials
  • Searching for Clues Book
  • Evidence Collection (A, B, C, & D)
  • Video
  • Microscope slides
  • Cover Slips
  • Plastic gloves
  • Forceps
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Table spoons
  • Index cards
  • Filter paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Cellophane tape
  • Camel hair brushes
  • Black ink pads
  • Pipets
  • Depression plates
  • Super glue
  • String
  • Toothpicks
  • Widemouth jars
  • Aluminum foil
  • Acetone
  • Acidified Ferric nitrate
  • Carbon powder
  • Aluminum powder
  • Ninhydrin
  • Lugol’s Iodine
  • Clear fingernail polish
  • Hair Samples ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’
  • Mounting media
  • Universal Indicator & Chart
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Dille-Koppanyi A Reagent
  • Dille-Koppanyi B Reagent
  • Scott Reagent
  • Van Urk’s Reagent
  • Drug A (Simulated LSD)
  • Simulated LSD
  • Drug B (Simulated Cocaine)
  • Unknown A (Tylenol)
  • Drug C (Simulated Barbiturate)
  • Unknown B (Aspirin)
  • Tylenol™
  • Alka Seltzer™
  • Simulated Cocaine
  • Simulated Marijuana
  • Simulated Barbiturate
  • Asprin