Forensics by Carla Mooney
Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation (Inquire and Investigate)

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The fascinating world of forensic science is introduced to students in this interactive book that shows them how to find clues, analyze evidence, and crack the case. Combining hands-on investigation with history, science, and technology, kids will have fun learning about the world of forensics, collecting evidence, and performing their own crime lab analysis. The open-ended activities encourage students in the seventh through ninth grades to use their imaginations and skills to experiment, create, and solve problems, while entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life. Educational “Words to Know” are highlighted and defined within the text to reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include documenting a crime scene, identifying fingerprints, analyzing blood splatter, and extracting DNA, and additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers.


About Carla Mooney

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Carla Mooney is a writer whose work has appeared in Golfer Girl, Highlights, and Learning Through History. She is the author of several books in the Build It Yourself series, including Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explorers of the New World, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, and The Industrial Revolution. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Samuel Carbaugh is the illustrator of Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover the Desert, Food: 25 Amazing Projects, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, Robotics, and Timekeeping. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.
Published July 1, 2013 by Nomad Press. 130 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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