Mystery Unit
Grade Four Pull-Out EXCEL Program
Unit Overview

Lesson 1: The Attribute Game
Lesson 2: Figure Families Worksheet
Lesson 3: Detective vs. Student
Lesson 4: Create a “Want Ad” for detectives
Lesson 5: Microsoft Publisher - “Guess Who Card?”
Lesson 6: Mystery Bags
Lesson 7: Introduction to Logic
Lesson 8: Solving Logic Problems Using a Matrix
Lesson 9: The Eleventh Hour
Lesson 10: Detective Bones
Lesson 11: The Math Detective
Lesson 12: Clue Me In
Lesson 13: Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle
Lesson 14: Baker Street Whodunits
Lesson 15: You Be the Detective
Lesson 16: Cuisenaire Rods
Rod-Clue Puzzles-
Problems that stimulate critical thinking skills by Evelyn and Susan E. Christensen
Lesson 17: Pico Foamy Zilch
Lesson 18: Complex Fingerprint Classification
Dactyloscopy, the Fine Art & Science of Fingerprinting
Lesson 19: Who Robbed the Safe?
Lesson 20: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Lesson 21: The Long Island Mystery
-Cardinal & Intermediate Directions
-Using a Grid- latitude & longitude
-The United States Map- states and abbreviations
Lesson 22: The Mystery of Harris Burdick
by Chris VanAllsburg
Lesson 23: Chromatography: Crime Lab Mystery
Lesson 24: Bartholomew and the Oobleck
by Dr. Seuss
-What is matter?
-Properties of matter
-Identify white powders using scientific method
-Newtonian vs. Non-Newtonian Fluids
-The Magnetic Powder Process
Lesson 25: Forensics in the Classroom
-Crime Lab Chemistry
-Paper Chromatography
-Help Sam Suede Find Out…
Court TV
-The Backpack Mystery
Simulated Blood Investigation
-Distinguish blood stains
-Perform blood typing test
-Determine the Rh factor of blood samples