Crime Scene Science: 20 Projects and Experiments about Clues, Crimes, Criminals, and Other Mysterious Things (Paperback)

By Karen Romano Young, David Goldin (Illustrator)
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Crime Scene Science that puts you inside the head—and the toolbox—of modern-day experts in crime solving. Slip under the yellow crime-scene tape to conduct your own experiments: you’ll soon be detecting, inspecting, and connecting the dots of forensic science. Investigate rates of human decomposition; find out what makes fingerprints unique; identify handwriting traits; and discover the secrets of paper fiber analysis.

Each workshop includes suggestions on effective presentation at science fairs, taking experiments one step further, and using science vocabulary correctly. Talk the talk, and walk the walk, your crime scene is this way, Detective.

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About the Author

Karen Romano Young is the author of over a dozen books for children, both fiction and nonfiction, including "The Beetle and Me: A Love Story", " "which has won several state awards, received starred reviews from "Kirkus Reviews "and "Publishers Weekly", and earned her a "Flying Start" in "Publishers Weekly". She lives in Bethel, Connecticut, with her family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426305214
ISBN-10: 1426305214
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Pages: 80
Language: English