Forensics : uncover the science and technology of crime scene investigation (Inquire & Investigate) (#0802HG4)

by Mooney, Carla; illustrated by Carbaugh, Samuel

3 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover Nomad Press, 2013
Price: USD 19.08
Description: vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 363.25; Int Lvl: YA
LEX 1060L; GR X


 


Other available formats

Paperback Nomad Press, 2013

USD 14.78


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Learning Focus

STEM

Library Classifications

Forensic sciences.

Common Genres & Topics

Law & Crime (Juvenile Nonfiction)


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Highlights: Encourages readers to engage in student-directed--as opposed to teacher-guided--learning, providing readers with tools to become inquiry-based learners. Hands-on activities challenge readers to develop and test hypotheses, ask questions, and formulate solutions. Readers learn how to analyze, evaluate, and present data collected. Develops skills central to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards for education.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 116) and index. "Combining hands-on activities with forensic science, kids will have fun learning about the world of forensics, evidence collection, and crime lab analysis"--Back cover.

From the Publisher

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 sidebars
illuminate 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.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Series: Inquire and investigate
  • Dewey: 363.25
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Tracings: Carbaugh, Samuel, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-61930-188-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61930-188-7
  • Follett Number: 0802HG4
  • Interest Level: YA
  • Lexile: 1060L
  • Guided Reading Level: X

Reviews & Awards
  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/14
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/13
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 12/01/13

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (July 2013 (Vol. 109, No. 21))
Grades 4-7. Forensics is defined as the study and analysis of evidence in order to solve crimes. 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. Mooney focuses on both the skills and techniques used by professionals in law enforcement. More than 20 hands-on activities and experiments accompany straightforward explanations of topics such as evidence collection, crime scene investigation, and laboratory analysis of fingerprints and DNA. A brief chronological history of forensics serves as an introduction, and comic book–style illustrations adorn each experiment. A list of relevant books, museums and science centers, and websites is offered for additional information. This serves as practice for the essential skill of forming a logical hypothesis and testing it using basic methods of inquiry, making it an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.

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