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Mrs. Martinez from Laguna Beach CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Roanoke - Murder in the Lost Colony- 2018

My students need the materials requested in order to create a successful murder mystery crime scene in order for students to experience real life scenarios for 21st century college and career readiness.

  • $2,596 goal

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My Students

Established in 1968, our middle school is nestled in the scenic community of Laguna Beach in Orange County, California. Our school provides 21st century learning experiences and classroom innovation, for all students to be lifelong learners. Students learn through interdisciplinary lessons and activities that provide students with "real world" connections and a stronger relevance of information acquired from their total educational experience. Our students represent a diverse socio-economic background that allows all students to go "above and beyond" in innovation for college and career experiences.

My Project

The materials requested will be used to simulate a crime scene murder investigation based on the historical events of Roanoke- the Lost Colony. Students will simulate the crime scene at the Ocean Institute- using their science lab as well as the "Pilgrim" ship for the investigation and processing of criminal evidence. Students will implement both STEM and NGSS standards to develop a robot to retrieve crime scene evidence on the beach and the ship to eliminate the least amount of destruction in a crime scene. The design of the robot will be to design an object that can retrieve physical evidence within ocean currents and ecological oceanic environment so that optimal design and retrieval can be achieved. The entire crime scene will be recorded using a 3D virtual reality camera.

The items requested will be used to reenact an actual murder crime scene.

Students will use the body to simulate a decomposing body, blood patterns, fingerprint analysis and bone processing. All the items will be used to create a crime scene and processing lab afterwards to process all the evidence collected from the crime scene on the boat and the beach.

Mrs. Martinez
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 400 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry Victim dummy- • Dapper Cadaver $677.00 1 $677.00
Wellden Medical Anatomical Adult Osteopathic Skull Model, 22-Part, Life Size, Didactic Colored • Amazon Business $255.00 1 $255.00
Eyoyo Original 50m Professional Fish Finder Underwater Fishing Video Camera 7" Color HD Monitor 1000TVL HD CAM Infrared Light • Amazon Business $162.99 1 $162.99
Wellden Medical Anatomical Adult Osteopathic Skull Model, 22-Part, Life Size, Bone Color • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00
Carolina Crime Scene Bundle • Carolina Biological Supply Company $131.40 1 $131.40
EZID Footwear Impression System • Carolina Biological Supply Company $91.75 1 $91.75
Tomahawk weapon • Dapper Cadaver $61.00 1 $61.00
Large Field Dissection Kit • Dapper Cadaver $50.00 1 $50.00
Walter Products B10208 Human Skull Model with Markings, Life Size • Amazon Business $44.00 1 $44.00
Frogg Toggs Ultra Lite Rain Suit Blue Small UL12104-12SM • Amazon Business $13.36 3 $40.08
10 Piece Assorted Deer and Hog Bones- • Dapper Cadaver $33.00 1 $33.00
4D Master 26087 4D Anatomy Didactic Exploded Skull Model • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Megawand Magnetic Fingerprint Powder Applicator • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.33 1 $29.33
crocs Women's Jaunt Shorty Boot, Black, 8 M US • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Galeton 12335-BK 12335 Repel Rainwear 0.20 mm PVC Rain Poncho with Reflective Stripes, Black, One Size • Amazon Business $12.25 2 $24.50
Standard Magnetic Fingerprint Powder Applicator • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.43 1 $19.43
Sirchie Aerosol Dust and Dirt Hardener • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.16 1 $19.16
Benran Rain Shoe Covers Shoes Overshoes Boot Gear Zippered Shoes for Men and Women (Black, 28.5cm) • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
CPE Blue Shoe & Boot Covers (.55 mm)XXL 100 pk • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Yellow Crime Scene Tape 1000 Ft (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Boseen 1 Pair of Men Anti-slip Reusable Rain Shoe Covers Waterproof Shoes Overshoes Boot Gear (XL) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Black Magnetic Fingerprint Powder, 1 oz • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.63 1 $8.63
Orange Magnetic Fingerprint Powder, 1 oz • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.63 1 $8.63
Adaman Disposable Plastic Shoe Covers, Waterproof Bottom, Thick-durable, 100 Piece, Blue • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
50 Pairs Disposable Shoe covers Non slip Waterproof Thicker,100 pieces,Blue,One size fits All • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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