Video: Young detectives solve crime using science

Samantha Balaban

Children got the chance to be real-life detectives and try to solve a 10-year-old Winchester, Mass., crime as they participated in the Cool Science Club camp this week.

Lanie Higgins, the director of the camp, which she runs through the Winchester Public Schools, is a sixth-grade teacher for the Allstars at McCall Middle School. She began the Cool Science Club seven years ago.

Higgins said she began creating her own curriculum for the program five years ago, so that local students could “be engaged longer than the usual class time.”

This week, four groups of campers ranging from first through seventh-grades will work together and use the scientific method to solve “The Mystery of the Missing Diamond Necklace.” On Monday, campers were introduced to the crime.