Now it's your turn to write your very own Sherlock Holmes story. Using the investigation work we did over the last several days of class you will write your own story starring you! This story will be the last summative grades for the quarter and is due at the beginning of class on Thursday. Come to class tomorrow ready with a title for your tale. In class we will use chromebooks to continue writing our stories.
Today began our Sherlock Holmes investigation of the case of the missing whiteboards. Students began testing different powders with different reagents in hopes of identifying the unknown powder linked to the crime. On Monday we will finish our lab and begin writing our crime report.
Gold Tape Question: What is the name of the Sherlock Holmes story about a dog that haunts the moors of western England? Email your response firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to Mr. Powell Before class on Monday. Good luck!
Sherlock Holmes is often regarded as the greatest detective of all time. Although he is a fictional character, he was one of the first detectives to use evidence and the science of deduction to solve crimes. His influence modern police work is immense as is his impact on pop-culture. Today we read a selection from the very first Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet," written by Arthur Conan Doyle more than 100 years ago. Within the first few pages of the story Sherlock uses the scientific method to create a new blood test that can be used to convict or exonerate suspects. We will further analyze the text tomorrow in class. I've attached a copy of the entire story, "A Study in Scarlet" below if you would like to read the whole thing!
The last two days in class were spent discussing and investigating chemical and physical changes. If you missed class you can catch up on these concepts with the two videos below.
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.