This unique online experience for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search gives young gifted scholars an interactive, engaging way to gain investigative reasoning and research skills, knowledge of a specific academic discipline, and the principles of good digital citizenship. Students work independently and collaboratively throughout the week and attend live web conferencing sessions on the weekends. Through case assignments, online research, special activities, peer-to-peer interaction, and more, eInvestigators take on the role of a real-world investigative professional to solve a mystery—whether that means uncovering what's ailing a medical patient, finding the perpetrator of a crime, or discovering what happened to an ancient civilization.
Term and Cases
The summer 2018 session has two terms: May 31–July 1 and July 12–August 12.
We will offer eight cases: two new cases, The Perplexing Pestilence and The Field Trip Fiasco, as well as The Abdominal Pain Conundrum, The Combustible Costume Prosecution, The Etruscan Excavation, The Mountaineer’s Malady, The Ominous Outbreak, and The Shipwreck Cipher.
eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.