Every year, we do a mystery for the students in Science World’s Future Science Leaders. We then invite you to be a part of the jury and determine who has provided the best explanation for the crime.
- The sea of science accused Ethan Anderson
- Newton’s Pineapple accused Anderson family
- The Science Fields accused Wilson Park and Kathy Anderson
- 11th avenue accused Wilson Park
- Purple Platypuses accused Kathy Anderson
- The Nicest Science accused Wilson Park
- Byte-Sized Science accused Kathy Anderson
- Bloggerithms accused Kathy and Pierre
- Team Osmosis accused Wilson Park with Kathy Anderson
As scientists we look at multiple lines of evidence to either support or dismiss our hypotheses. Here is the evidence included in this years mystery. Have a look at it and try to determine what you think happened. What evidence supports your hypothesis? Why can you dismiss any contradictory evidence?
Who killed Adrian Anderson?
The initial coroners report
Want further information? Read the local newspaper.
Police gathered those nearest to Adrian Anderson to perform informal interviews. Do you think anyone has a motive?
At this point do you have any suspects? Go through the following evidence. Does it change your hypotheses? Can you come up with a new model for how Adrian met his tragic end?
Adrian’s phone was found with scrambled messages. Can you decipher them?
DNA evidence was collected from gloves found near a the coffee pot used for daily meetings with the owner’s of the Lee building and the developer, Omid. The spit located on Adrian’s body was also collected for DNA analysis. To perform DNA analysis, the size of 13 regions of DNA is compared between evidence and that of the suspects. To find out more about DNA analysis read this. Compare the evidence results to the DNA analysis on the reference sheets.
Fingerprints were collected from the gloves near the coffee pot used for daily meetings with the owner’s of the Lee building and the developer, Omid. Fingerprints were also taken from the last water bottle used by Adrian and the jug used for coconut water while making juice at Adrian’s Got Juiced.
Was Adrian poisoned? Go through the toxicology report to determine if there was poison in any possible access points.
When in doubt does social media help? Read through some interesting tweets.