Forensics: Uncover The Science And Technology Of Crime Scene Investigation by Carla MooneyForensics: Uncover The Science And Technology Of Crime Scene Investigation by Carla Mooney

Forensics: Uncover The Science And Technology Of Crime Scene Investigation

byCarla MooneyIllustratorSamuel Carlbaugh

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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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 sidebarsilluminate 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.
Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World, and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects . Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highl...
Title:Forensics: Uncover The Science And Technology Of Crime Scene InvestigationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.33 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619301849

ISBN - 13:9781619301849


Editorial Reviews

o Booklist 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." oWinner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award o ". . .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." o 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! . . ." o Science Books and 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 readerin, 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. oWinner of a 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award"