Forensic Chemistry of Drug Detection Kit

All of the students who ate the chili in the school cafeteria became ill. As forensic toxicologists, your students are directed to perform a series of chemical tests to determine whether aspirin, stolen from the nurse's office, has been substituted for one of the chili ingredients.

Materials are sufficient for 15 groups of students. Includes teacher's manual and student guide copy masters.

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Why Forensics?
Forensic science is broadly defined as the application of science to criminal investigations or problem solving. By incorporating a problem-solving approach to science education, teachers are engaging students in exciting and innovative ways. Our forensics materials provide a novel approach to teaching your students the "real-world" applications of science and math.

A forensics approach:
  • Focuses on concepts and skills already emphasized in the science classroom
  • Creates a bridge between science and real-life application
  • Allows students to become investigators and engage in a science-as-inquiry approach
  • Places emphasis on cooperative learning and the relationship between evidence and explanations