Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World
What do your body and your chair have in common? They're both made of matter! In Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World, readers 12 through 15 delve into the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons and discover how they combine to create everything we know.$17.95 - $22.95
Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2020. A new edition offers more science fun with updated activities and links to great chemistry videos! In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 discover that the cooking, mixing, and measuring you do in the kitchen all has its roots deep in science—chemistry$17.95 - $22.95
Breaking the Code of Your DNA
Why do children resemble their parents and siblings? Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Students learn about new discoveries in the field of genetics and how those discoveries$16.95
Explore Solids and Liquids!
With 25 Great Projects
For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They'll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really$14.95 - $19.95
Science Books & Films
++: Highly Recommended
“This book provides the reader a with wealth of information about forensic science. The timeline and history of forensics shows how long forensic science has been a part of human society. The book thoroughly covers many aspects of forensic science, while at the same time keeping the information fun and interesting. The information is presented in a step-wise fashion, allowing the reader to understand the content, and use what is learned in different case studies. The cartoons draw the reader in, while at the same time adding an additional layer of information. Overall this book offers the reader a fun way to approach scientific investigative studies.”
Archimedes Notebook: hands-on science exploration for children and their parents
“This is a wonderful book, and I can't believe I let it fall to the bottom of my book review basket. Especially since I enjoy watching Bones and NCIS!”
Children's Literature Review
“Forensics and Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) are a hot topic right now. Television and movies show us the CSI professionals at work. In the last few years, I've seen museums with hands on exhibits, as well as schools offering forensic classes in high school, and even middle school. What I hadn't seen was an age appropriate hands-on science book about forensics. This book will be enjoyed by many teens that want to explore CSI, and should be available as a resource book for middle school science fairs.”
“Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”
“This student directed approach to learning looks at the world of forensic science. The reader is shown how to find clues, analyze evidence and thus crack the case just the way real forensics investigators do. Carla Mooney's approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis. Designed for middle school students, the projects outlined in this book range from identifying fingerprints, analyzing blood spatter and extracting DNA, to dealing with footprints and tire tracks and finding a forged signature. With entertaining illustrations and informative Forensic Fact sidebars that offer more information about the topic, this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.”
Dwight E. Adams, Ph.D., Director, Forensic Science Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
“This age-appropriate book is an excellent example of both the breadth of forensic science and the amalgamation of science, art, technology, and law. It provides excellent hands-on exercises to reinforce the content.”
Clea Koff, forensic anthropologist and author
“Forensics gets at the essence of crime scene investigation. A must-read for any young student interested in how science can help solve crimes.”
Marla Conn, educational consultant
“This title is perfect! Forensics aligns to the Common Core CCR standards for reading informational texts and science/technical subjects.”
James Creecy, DNA Evidence Coordinator, Forensic Science Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
“Carla Mooney did her homework! I particularly enjoyed the experiments at the end of each chapter. As a forensic scientist, educator, and parent I am happy to recommend this introduction to the fascinating world of forensics.”
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide Common Core State Standards
Looking for more? Take a look at related books in these collections!
Download a free activity from this book!Download a free activity from this book!
Detailed Book Description
Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation introduces students to the fascinating world of forensic science and shows them how to find clues, analyze evidence, and crack the case.
Combining hands-on activities with forensic science, kids will have fun learning about the world of forensics, evidence collection, and crime lab analysis. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, reinforcing new vocabulary. Projects include documenting a crime scene, identifying fingerprints, analyzing blood spatter, and extracting DNA. Additional materials include a glossary and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Crack the Case
The World of Forensics
Bones and Bodies
Making an Impression: Marks and Prints
The Tiniest Clues: Trace Evidence
Fakes and Forgeries