Summer 2019 Science Murder Mystery.


After the Santa and Easter murder mysteries were such a success, I thought I would create a summer one for use on those last few days in the summer term to go alongside the quizzes or other activities you might do every year.

This mystery follows the murder of Mr. Rossi who was (unfortunately) still in his ice cream van when someone melted it! There are 20 suspects and 5 clues for teams to solve before gaining access to the final clue, which will allow them to start eliminating suspects.

The clues rely on team work to complete them well within an hour, and require problem solving skills as well. Some clues are (loosely) linked to science; there is a classification key and a speed calculation, but the main aspect is team work and problem solving.

Students will need the case brief printed, and some of the slides in the PowerPoint to complete this. The slides needed are labeled in the notes section.

There is a leader board so you are able to display the progress of each team. I allow teams to lock in an answer whenever they want, but I won’t tell them if they’re right until the end. They can work on the clues in any order but MUST have completed all 5 before accessing final clues. all answers are provided in the PowerPoint.


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  • Clue-1---Anagramcode.docx
  • Clue-1---Anagrams.pptx
  • Clue-2---answers.pdf
  • Clue-2---Crossword.pdf
  • Clue-3---Ice-cream-classification.pptx
  • Clue-4---Word-search-EASIER.docx
  • Clue-4---Word-search-HARD.docx
  • Clue-5---Ice-Cream-Van-Speed.docx
  • CSI-Case-Brief.docx
  • Final-Clue.pptx
  • Summer-murder.pptx

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Created: Jun 7, 2019

Updated: Jun 30, 2019


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