Ever wonder how detectives solve crimes? It’s not that different from how scientists find answers to questions about the universe: piecing together clues to find the bigger picture. This activity will engage students with age appropriate mysteries for them to solve, using clues, tools, and critical thinking. This activity will introduce students to a range of different techniques that detectives and forensic scientists use. These include matching fingerprints and footprints, identifying different chemicals using their unique properties, pollen analysis, blood typing, as well as some good old logic and reasoning. Whether students are figuring out the fate of Kassie the Koala, or identifying who paint-bombed the school, this activity has a range of exciting and hands on experiments for students to work through while solving the mystery.