Chemistry Class creates and solves "crime scene"
Students in CHE 120, Joy of Chemistry, are hard at work at a 'crime scene' as part
of their final exam. In part one of the exam, student groups developed, wrote, and
produced a crime scene complete with evidence for another group to solve. In part
two, students attempted to determine what happened in another group s crime scene. Students utilize all of the skills
that they acquired throughout the semester in an attempt to determine who dunnit!
During finals week the groups will present their own crime scene scenarios along with
their analysis of the other group s scene for a grade.
This class for non-majors covers the basics of chemistry and focuses on connections
to crime scenes and crime labs. At the beginning of the semester, students had to
analyze a crime scene based on what they had learned in class then reflect on how
they would do it differently. At the end of the semester, they apply all that they
learn to creating and solving. The course will be offered again in the Spring 2013
semester on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11-12:15 with an optional lab on Wednesdays
from 1:30-3:30. Contact your advisor if you are interested.