If your homeschooled student wants to write a mystery story, here are some links that will help in understanding how to solve mysteries:
- Fingerprinting – includes taking fingerprints, classifying fingerprints, and dusting for fingerprints.
- The Science of Fingerprints — classify fingerprints by looking at simplified drawings of each type of fingerprint
- Forensic Science Study — printable fingerprint cards and hair and fibre challenge
- Day in the Life of a Special Agent – find out what special agents do all day in a virtual tour.
If your kids would love to write a mystery story but don’t know where to start, I have a fun set of four video classes on How to Write a Mystery Story for homeschool students, leading them through every step of writing a mystery. I’m dressed up as Sherlock Holmes, and we do lots of hands-on activities as we write our weekly installment of the story. We will be looking at game boards as we write the setting and exciting action at the beginning of our story. We will do a set of cards describing each character, learn about clues and fingerprints, and discover how to write a surprise ending to the mystery story. Your students will have a 10-page story by the end of the month. Why not add some fun to your writing curriculum? Your kids will love it!Tweet