Presentation on theme: "Santa has been under extreme stress this year, nearly giving himself an ulcer. In past years, January has typically been the month that Santa’s Reindeer."— Presentation transcript:
Santa has been under extreme stress this year, nearly giving himself an ulcer. In past years, January has typically been the month that Santa’s Reindeer have negotiated new yearly labor contracts. However, this year has proven to be more challenging than most.
RAINDEER FEEL UNAPPRECIATED The reindeer, feeling unappreciated and needing more leverage, have joined the Professional Elf Tactical Environment (PETE), which is a splinter group from HDPE, (Height Deprived Professional Elves), which is affiliated with the Professional Miniature Men’s Association (PMMA).
This group’s mode of operation is to encourage groups to do nonviolent demonstrations or work walkouts although they have been known to do minor acts of property destruction.
The reindeer have called in sick and are unable to get out of bed!
Trouble in Santa’s Workshop Upon visiting the workshop, Santa found his bag emptied and broken toys strewn throughout the shop. Santa noticed a white substance near the door, on some of the toys and on Santa’s desk.
Note There will be no joy this year until we are appreciated!
Suspects Raindeers cannot write Only 8 elves are left working in the shop Most elves are south working in shopping malls.
Jack Elf Recently, Jack has been having arterial fibrillations, telling Santa that he has been unable to leave his bed for the past week and a half. Jack is very fond of sugar donuts and brushes his teeth after each meal. He believes that a contract is unachievable at the current level of talks
Elmore (Sneezy) Elf Sneezy has had his share of health issues which include asthma and sore feet, both of which he is currently being treated for. He compensates for his infirmities by wearing lots of jewelry and talking loud.
Ellie May Elf No one seems to know how Elly Mae feels about the contract issue. She has never voiced an opinion, she just keeps baking those Danishes that Mr. and Mrs. Claus seem to love. Recently, she has started making salted pretzels as well.
William (Will) Elf During the off-season, Will spends his time gardening and helps maintain the roads and walkways of the North Pole. He hates insects and keeps Santa’s stall insect free. He is probably the most outspoken of the elves, constantly bringing up thoughts of a strike.
Ebenezer (Ben) Elf Ben loves salt! He salts everything! Because of this he has developed high blood pressure and a diuretic condition, creating a constant danger of dehydration. His patience is further tested since he has contracted athlete’s foot. His primary duty is making play dough.
Snowflake (Flake) Elf Most of her days she spends gardening in her window boxes, keeping the walkway clear of ice or sleeping. Although disenchanted by the entire contract talks, until recently Snowflake has had trouble staying awake long enough to hear both viewpoints. Currently, she has a canker sore that has been keeping her awake.
Elroy (Roy) Elf Will is a diabetic, requiring a constant balance of insulin and sugar. He enjoys making homemade ice cream with salted nuts. He has been a member of PMMA for the past 20 years and feels that it is high time that Santa pony’s up some cash for this contract.
Leilia (Sugar Plumb) Elf The apple of Santa’s eye, she is fond of sweets and tries to help Mrs. Clause keep everything clean and smelling nice. She also helps Mrs. Clause make pickles.
White Substance Matrix STRONG CONDUCTER WEAK OF ELECTRICITY CaCl 2 WITH AMMONIA FORMS WHITE PRECIPITATE EPSOM SALTS ALUM Boric Acid pH 5.2 Sugar Melts to black solid NaCl CRYSTAL Powder Baking Powder Exothermic in water
SOLUABILITY 5.7 g/100 ml H3BO3 7.8g/100ml NaHCO3 19.5 g/100 ml Alum 25.5 g/100 ml MgSO4 35.9 g/100 ml NaCl 74.5 g/100 ml CaCl2 211.5 g/100 ml C12H22O11
Chromotography Four different brands of black pens have been identified. Each has its own chromatograph. Using water and alcohol as solvents make a chromatograph of the pens. Use this information to help identify the culprit.
Results Crime Summary; Period _______ Team Members What was the ID number of the powders that you received? What were the powders? Which suspect(s) would have used these powders? What type of pen wrote the note? Which suspects had this type of pen in their possession? Whose finger prints were present on the book? Who did the crime? Give name and ID no.