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!
Mr. Powell is a High School Science Teacher in Western Colorado.