Lesson 1: Observing the Clues: Investigation with Your Senses

Lesson 1: Observing The Clues!

In this first lesson, your students’ are introduced to the mystery of the missing guinea pig through a video taken immediately after realizing that Alice was missing. Students will also be introduced to the job of a forensic scientist and prepare to take on the role by practicing their skill of observation.

Lesson Objectives

  • Understand that senses allow our bodies to take in information about the environment
  • Practice using their senses in a mystery based setting
  • Record their information and use the record to communicate their findings to peers
  • Organize and display data on a graph

Next, simply click the links below for further instructions and steps on how to get started!


  • 1 DVD of the crime scene
  • 1 air freshener
  • 1 set of Senses Cards
  • 1 copy of person of interest (POI) script
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 blindfolds
  • 2 sets of earplugs
  • 2 small ⅜” x 1 ½” bandages
  • 1 plastic spoon
  • 1 250 mL beaker
  • Red tempera paint
  • Water

Students (Per Each)

  • Student book
  • Pencil