A mysterious crime, an unidentified victim and no suspects – but wait! Whose footprint is this? Could that piece of fabric be a clue? Students explore the scientific techniques used to investigate crimes as they examine a mock crime scene for clues on how the crime was committed and learn ways to identify the victim and possible suspects. Students analyze blood spatters, collect samples for examination and chemical analysis, explore the intricacies of fingerprinting and are introduced to the science of genetics and DNA forensics. Using the scientific method and deductive reasoning, students evaluate motive and opportunity and then, in teams, ultimately solve the crime.