Murder of the jeweller
The mystery revolves round a detective story which the students gradually solve. A jeweller has been murdered: the suspects are his metal suppliers but the motive and the culprit are initially unknown.
Students have samples of the various metals with which the jeweller worked. They find out the metals’ properties by looking a the chemical reactions between them and their salts. They present their results on the worksheet provided.
Curriculum links include electrochemical series of metals, reactions of metals, redox properties, and periodic table