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Forensic Science Experiments
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 1604138505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-850-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 172

Summary

Police procedurals and crime scene investigation shows are currently very popular on television. Viewers see the characters on these shows dusting for fingerprints, examining possible evidence, and solving crimes based on the tests and findings. Forensic Science Experiments is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the types of scientific inquiry that might be conducted in the course of an investigation. From developing fingerprints to analyzing soil, hair, and powder, the experiments in this new volume will allow students to take the lead in the investigations. With easy-to-follow instructions, these experiments can be completed in school or at home, and will encourage young scientists to examine the world around them in closer detail.

Experiments include:

  • Studying and Comparing Fingerprints
  • Developing Fingerprints
  • Testing Textile Samples
  • Using Chromatography to Identify Pigments
  • Soil Analysis
  • Hair Analysis
  • Powder Analysis
  • "Synthetic Urine Analysis
  • Identifying Other Types of Prints
  • DNA Extraction Technique
  • Solving an Ancient Case
  • Handwriting Analysis
  • Building Your Own Lie Detector
  • And more.

Specifications

Full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts. Glossary. Print and Web resources. Scope and sequence chart. Grade level. Setting. "Our Findings." Notes for teachers. Index.

About the Author(s)

Aviva Ebner, Ph.D., holds a B.S. in biology from UCLA, an M.A. in educational administration, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, K-12. She has presented numerous workshops on instruction at regional educators' conferences. Dr. Ebner is currently a school administrator and educational consultant in California, as well as a graduate school instructor in teacher education programs. She is also the author of Facts On File's Junior Science Experiments On FileTM, a multivolume set of experiments for grades 4-9, and the acclaimed Science Activities for All Students, a two-volume set of experiments for grades 4-9.

Reviews and Awards

"...interesting, informative, and well-organized...impressive...perfect for those teachers wanting to develop a deeper understanding of content matter by performing experiments...will appeal to a wide audience...Highly Recommended."


Library Media Connection

"...will help students discover and appreciate science."


School Library Journal

"Honor Book," Science, Grades 7-12 category


- Society of School Librarians International

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