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Crime Scene Investigations: Real-Life Science Labs For Grades 6-12

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6630-0
288 pages
June 1998, Jossey-Bass
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This unique resource offers activities in earth, life, and physical science as well as science inquiry and technology. The Grades 6-12 level book provides labs on life, physical, and earth science as well as critical thinking. Like real-life forensic scientists, students observe carefully, organize, and record data, think critically, and conduct simple tests to solve crimes like theft, dog-napping, vandalism and water pollution. For added fun, each resource features an original cartoon character, Investi Gator for the Elementary level and Crime Cat for Grades 6-12. All activities include complete background information with step-by-step procedures for the teacher and reproducible student worksheets. Whatever the teacher's training or experience in teaching science, Crime Scene Investigations can be an intriguing supplement to instruction.
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About This Book.

SECTION 1: Critical-Thinking Lessons.

SECTION 2: Physical Science Lessons.

SECTION 3: Life Science Lessons.

SECTION 4: Earth Science, Archaeology, and Anthropology Lessons.

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Pam Walker (B.S., biology, Georgia College; M.Ed., Ed.S., Georgia Southern University) has been a teacher since 1981 and has taught science, biology, applied biology/chemistry, physics, health and physical education in grades 9-12.

Elaine Wood (A.B., biology and secondary education, M.S., and Ed.S., West Georgia College) has more than 14 years of teaching experience in physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and applied biology/chemistry in grades 7-12 and has conducted research in genetic engineering.

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