Science and Children
From Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew to the countless other detectives that fill children’s bookshelves and television programs, it is clear that children are fascinated with solving crimes. As a result, a chemistry professor who performs outreach activities at local elementary schools exploited this interest in mysteries as a method to spark curiosity in science. This was accomplished through the development of an outreach activity in which students solve a mystery using density and fingerprint analysis.
Mechelke, Mark F. and Dillman, Allissa A., "The Case of the Missing Music: An Outreach Activity Sparks Interest in Science and Density" (2008). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 6.