Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids

Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids

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Children/Science

Become a super science sleuth with . . .

Detective Science

40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activitiesfor Kids

Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science canhelp solve a mystery. From dusting for fingerprints to analyzinghandwriting, these easy, fun-filled activities give you a firsthandlook at how detectives and forensic scientists use science to solvereal-life crimes.

Make a plaster cast of a shoe. Identify lip prints left on aglass. Examine hair and clothing fibers. Practice chemistry toidentify mystery substances, and much more.

In no time at all, you'll be thinking like a detective andperforming experiments like a real forensic scientist!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471119807
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/20/1996
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 345,296
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

JIM WIESE (British Columbia, Canada) is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the popular kids' science-activities books Roller Coaster Science and Rocket Science, both from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Elementary, My Dear Watson: Using Observation and Creative Thinkingto Investigate Crimes.

Excuse Me, But Does This Belong to You?: Investigating What's Leftat the Scene of the Crime.

Mixing It Up: Using Chemistry to Analyze Evidence.

Living Proof: Using Biology to Learn More About a Crime.

Paper Trail: Analyzing Documents to Solve Crimes.

Glossary.

Index.

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An elementary introduction to such concepts as forensics, voice-prints and DNA testing, Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids by Jim Wiese shows how detectives and forensic experts use science to do their jobs. Through a variety of easy, at-home experiments, readers learn how to take and analyze fingerprints, identify blood and detect counterfeit bills.