Lauren Fulton Math

Scientific Notation Mini Mystery 8th Grade Activity


This LOW PREP, HIGH ENGAGEMENT Scientific Notation Game activity is a great way for students to practice converting to and from scientific notation and standard form!

Students are given character cards when they enter the room and assume the role of a student visiting the planetarium. The students become suspects when a planetarium worker is murdered during their visit. Now they must work together to solve the Clue Sheet and figure out who among them is the murderer!

Problem types include: converting to and from scientific notation & standard form, and simple operations with scientific notation.

This Product Includes

  • Mystery Story PowerPoint
  • Mystery Clue/Worksheet
  • 35 Unique Suspect/Character Cards
  • Full Answer Key & Set-Up Guide
  • Optional PDF to Print Suspect Cards as Name Badges on Avery 25395 Badges
  • Digital Version in Google Slides!

    This product aligns to CCSS 8.EE.A.3 & 8.EE.A.4