Lesson plan

Forensics: The Honey Mystery 3 (Fingerprinting)

Students study the "fingerprints" of the two remaining suspects of the Honey Mystery, and compare them to fingerprints found on the honey jar, to identify who stole the honey. They also make their own fingerprints and identify the patterns in them.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)

This lesson follows the Honey Mystery 2 lesson.

Students are reminded who are the remaining two suspects (the black cat, and the black and white cat).

This lesson is fingerprint analysis.
One activity is the final part of the Honey Mystery, identifying whose fingerprints are on the jar.
The other activity is to make your own fingerprints and look at the patterns in them.

In our class, the black cat's print matched those on the jar.
We discussed what would be a suitable consequence for black cat: replace the honey jar, maybe do community service, be shown where there is a food bank for next time she is hungry.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 4
Gr 5