Forensics for Kids: The Science and History of Crime Solving, With 21 Activities
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What kind of science does it take to solve a crime?
Forensics for Kids provides the complete history of forensic science, giving readers a comprehensive understanding of the crime-solving advancements that led to modern forensics. Author Melissa Ross reveals fascinating stories, famous cases, pioneers who led the way, and what forensics might look like in the future.
Twenty-one engaging activities offer readers hands-on experiences with modern forensic methods.
Collect and compare fingerprints
Use chromatography to investigate a writing sample
Match hair samples with volunteer “suspects”
Recreate a face with clay on a small plastic skull
Make a plaster cast of a shoeprint and compare it to a shoe print database
And much more!
Kids can become the next real-life Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew after exploring the science of forensics.
Chicago Review Press
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For ages 12 and under
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For ages 13-17
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