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Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids

ISBN: 978-0-471-11980-7
128 pages
February 1996
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Become a super science sleuth with . . .

Detective Science

40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids

Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. From dusting for fingerprints to analyzing handwriting, these easy, fun-filled activities give you a firsthand look at how detectives and forensic scientists use science to solve real-life crimes.

Make a plaster cast of a shoe. Identify lip prints left on a glass. Examine hair and clothing fibers. Practice chemistry to identify mystery substances, and much more.

In no time at all, you'll be thinking like a detective and performing experiments like a real forensic scientist!

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Excuse Me, But Does This Belong to You?: Investigating What's Left at the Scene of the Crime.

Mixing It Up: Using Chemistry to Analyze Evidence.

Living Proof: Using Biology to Learn More About a Crime.

Paper Trail: Analyzing Documents to Solve Crimes.

Glossary.

Index.
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JIM WIESE (British Columbia, Canada) is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the popular kids' science-activities books Roller Coaster Science and Rocket Science, both from Wiley.
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