Become a super science sleuth with . . .
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 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.