This is a science mystery story about food poisoning in which you assume the role of a medical investigator on vacation in Idaho. Figure out who was responsible for transmitting a foodborne pathogen and also figure out how it was transmitted. The story contains characters that you can interview in order to solve the case.
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This resource provides an engaging context in which students can hone their problem-solving skills. Additional clues are provided if students do not select the right answers. Also, because students must choose both the person who transmitted the disease and the mode of transmission, it would be difficult to get the right answers without reading the story and fully considering the clues.
Part of a collection of similar online mystery stories called The Mystery Spot, you can assign different stories to small groups of students and the groups can report back to the class.