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Mission Possible: Unsolved Mysteries

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Memo from Headquarters:


Since ancient times, people have wondered about strange sights and mysterious events.

Many of the world's mysteries have been explained through research and science, but some remain unsolved to this day. Have UFOs visited Earth? Are ghosts real? Does Bigfoot exist? Real life mysteries like these are controversial because people have different theories and opinions about how to explain them.



"Mystifying Mythbusters", a weekly reality television show, is counting on all C.S.I. Agents to present accurate information as well as your 'own take' on one of the world's mystifying enigmas.  Is this mystery of the unknown FACT or FAKED? In order for your investigative research to be aired on the T.V. series, you will need to gather evidence and demonstrate that you are able to distinguish between facts, theories, and opinions and draw research based conclusions based on reasoned judgment. 


Process: S.T.E.P.S. to an effective Investigation




1. Select an unsolved mystery to investigate. To help you select a topic, you will:


2. Target your topic. Set goals and timelines. Write HOT questions.  Locate resources.                                                                                                      

3. Explore the evidence.

     Record jot notes and organize your information. 

    What is the evidence that supports your conclusion?

     Where did you find it? Why does it support your theory?

     Use the 5 Section Breakdown to guide your investigation.


Create a minimum of 2 pieces of evidence you discovered from the site with materials you have at home.

Be creative! Examples: map of the area,footprints, scale samples, artifacts, fur samples, photographs, scale model, large scale drawing or mural, your own ideas....use your MI strengths and have fun!




   Put on your "Green Hat"!

   Let's get creative, people!





4. Presentation


Because the C.S.I. Agency is so highly regarded for its Agents’ creativity and perseverance, the T.V. producers are leaving this creative choice entirely up to you. Because time is money, you will have a maximum of 10 minutes of air time to share your findings with the viewing audience. What type of presentation will you use to broadcast your findings and conclusions to the world? You may choose one or a combination of the following presentation formats.


Technology has to be used in some way in your presentation - even if it is showing pictures while you are doing your skit. 

 - Google Docs slide show

 - Prezi Presentation

 - Documentary video                              

 - Glogster poster           

 - Animoto video slideshows

 - Storybird

 - Newscast - live “on the scene sighting"

 -Talk Show - live interview with 2 locals who have stories that  will support your findings

                       or an expert in the field

- Tagxedo can add interest to your presentation   

- Your own idea ( please complete a request form)


This mission requires thinkingproblem-solving, and reasoning. Use your critical thinking skillsAnalyze and evaluate the information. Justify your conclusions and opinions. Explain your reasons in a thorough, logical manner. Then have fun using your creative thinking skills to present your findings and theory in an innovative, entertaining format. 


Check Presentation Dos for helpful hints.


5. So What?    

    Evaluate your findings and presentation based on success criteria.




You will be graded on your research and your multi-media presentation according to the criteria on this rubric. You will also earn classwork points for your Weekly Work Log comments on the research process, planning an production.



Best of luck with your decisions. "Mysterious Mythbusters" is counting on you to share your knowledge to their viewing audience and keep their ratings high. 


Please let Director Carlson know that you have received and understand this MISSION MEMO.

Add a brief comment below.



Comments (13)

soars18th said

at 11:01 am on Apr 26, 2013

She read it an liked it

soars8tu said

at 8:09 am on Mar 19, 2013

That was commented by my mom ~ Soars8tu

soars8tu said

at 7:51 am on Mar 19, 2013

I read his project proposal and I am looking forward to learning more about ancient cities. Maybe someday we could plan a vacation somewhere and visit a site.

soars17tu said

at 7:11 am on Mar 19, 2013

Looking forward to learning more about Nessie!

soars2tu said

at 7:25 pm on Mar 18, 2013

I have reviewed his questions about Amelia Erhart, looks like a great topic....I am interested to know what REALLY happened.
from soars2tu's mom and dad

soars6tu said

at 7:08 pm on Mar 18, 2013

This looks like a very interesting and complex project. Much more fun than when I was in school!! I am sure that I will learn quite a bit!, soar6tu's mom

soars22tu said

at 6:43 pm on Mar 18, 2013

He is so excited to work on this project. I'm happy to see his enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing the finished product!

soars13tu said

at 5:52 pm on Mar 18, 2013

My mom read it and thinks that it is interesting.

soars5tu said

at 5:42 pm on Mar 18, 2013

Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together, as well as learning about the topic, myself.
Soars5tu's dad.

soars24tu said

at 4:39 pm on Mar 18, 2013

stonehenge sounds great-A.D MY mom and MY dad read it.

soars10tu said

at 4:07 pm on Mar 14, 2013

He is very excited about this project. He has made several comments on things he wants to incorporate into the final product. It could be a challenge to keep up to his ideas.

soars25tu said

at 7:11 pm on Mar 10, 2013

Mrs. Carlson, I decided to work on "The Mary Celeste" if it is not taken. Good bye.

soars25tu said

at 5:32 pm on Mar 5, 2013

My mom is here with me, :)
she read it :)

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