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Contaminated Creek Digital Download

Contaminated Creek Digital Download

Digital download includes:

  • A detailed teacher guide for The Case of The Contaminated Creek
  • Student worksheets  for The Case of The Contaimated Creek
  • Additional information on staging a trial 
  • Suggestions for how to extend and expand the CSI experience beyond five days (one activity a day)


Grades 6–8. For a class of 30. What? A crime in Crystal Creek? This "whodunit" cold case has an attention-grabbing environmental slant. Students analyze macroinvertebrate species, hair samples, glass samples, lip prints, DNA data, and other assorted clues as they try to deduce the mysteries surrounding the case of Crystal Creek. The cross-curricular kit even engages middle school students in an engineering project with design modifications.

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