Melvin the Moose Murder Mystery
Master your nature detective skills and become a member of the FBI – the Forest Bureau of Investigation.
There has been a death in the forest and we do not know if it is foul play, accidental or death by natural causes. In order to solve this mystery, you are now deputies of the Forest Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It will be up to you to figure out what happened. Using your finely-honed detective skills, you will visit the crime scene, study all the evidence, interview the suspects and analyze forensic results from the crime lab. The Lesser Slave Forest Education Society and Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation need your help!
This on-line mystery allows kids to work their way through the clues, eliminate the suspects and figure out who killed Melvin! The mystery is in 5 parts (5 Google forms) and each part takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. So, it is something that can be worked on over several sessions. The 5 parts include some embedded videos, (and youtube links if you want the video to be larger) weblinks, as well as a lot of images and information to help learn about the suspects.
Melvin the Moose Murder Mystery Files
Evidence Locker, Suspect Line-up and Suspect Summaries
These tools are essential for solving the mystery and can also be found throughout the mystery:
Evidence Locker- http://lsfes.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/evidence-locker2.pdf
Suspect Line-up- https://lsfes.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/lineup.pdf
Suspect Summaries- https://lsfes.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Suspect-summaries.pdf
If you get stuck going answering the questions in the google forms, you can access the answer key anytime here- http://lsfes.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Melvin-the-Moose-Murder-Mystery-answer-key.pdf
Solve the case?
Review and Respond- https://forms.gle/oyt8G7cdH149jWPHA
In the review and respond section, you will have an opportunity to upload a news article with your findings. The news article should contain information with details about the crime and who the murderer is.
Check your Answer!
After you have your answer you can watch the answer video here https://youtu.be/vYVPYvmTncU
We hope you enjoyed the Melvin the Moose Murder Mystery!