Forensic Science Kit: Gotham Detective

by  Liberty Science Center

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Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city's notorious criminal masterminds before it's too late.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $350.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery.


1 Hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, STEM, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact Mary McDonald at 201-253-1214 or vcbookings@lsc.org for any cancellations or rescheduling.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


1- Review teacher packet
2- Arrange materials so that students can access them as needed
3- Connect to Liberty Science Center via videoconference
4- Get Hints, clues, and facts throughout the connection
5- LSC will guide students through the investigation
6- Report finding to LSC to identify culprit and show evidence to support finding


Students will
- Work as a team to investigate a crime
- Perform a safe chemical test to narrow down the suspect list
- Analyze documents for any evidence to help their investigation
- Report their investigation findings at the end of the connection

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
PS1A 6-8 -- Sturcture and Propertiesof matter

State Standards

Alignment to NJSLS - Science
MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts
WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.