Review by: Anne Sumpter, Learning Magazine - January 1, 2011
Everyone loves a good mystery. Challenge students to use the concepts of chemical and physical change, classification, and cause and effect to solve this one! This book includes reproducible handouts, an assessment rubric, and instructions on how to stage the mystery.
Review by: Kimberly Elpers, National Science Teachers Association - September 21, 2010
The Case of the Missing Lunch is presented in an enticing format for children to learn about inquiry. The time you will spend setting up the crime scene will create a rewarding experience for students.
Review: Midwest Book Review - July 1, 2010
“Mystery Science: The Case of The Missing Lunch” provides about 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours of class activity time to complete all the experiments, examine the evidence, and solve the case. The content can be done in one day or divided into 2 class sessions. . . . “Mystery Science: The Case of the Missing Lunch” is an excellent example of a fun, hands-on curriculum idea to teach students critical thinking and evaluation skills, along with teamwork, communication, and cooperation.