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Forensics for Kids: The Science and History of Crime Solving, With 21 Activities (For Kids series) (Paperback)

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2023 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books finalist

What kind of science does it take to solve a crime?

Forensics for Kids provides the complete history of forensic science, giving readers a comprehensive understanding of the crime-solving advancements that led to modern forensics. Author Melissa Ross reveals fascinating stories, famous cases, pioneers who led the way, and what forensics might look like in the future.

Twenty-one engaging activities offer readers hands-on experiences with modern forensic methods.
Kids will:
  • Collect and compare fingerprints
  • Use chromatography to investigate a writing sample
  • Match hair samples with volunteer “suspects”
  • Recreate a face with clay on a small plastic skull
  • Make a plaster cast of a shoeprint and compare it to a shoe print database
  • And much more! 
Kids can become the next real-life Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew after exploring the science of forensics.

About the Author

Melissa Ross is a former junior high and high school teacher. She is the author of the children's books Today I Am a Penguin and Supermoon, and a freelance writer for children's magazines. Ross has been a member of SCBWI of for many years. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Praise For…

“A great nonfiction companion to the murder mysteries that young readers love so much, like Souder's Coop Knows the Scoop, Bunce's historical Premeditated Mrytle, or the excellent and somewhat underappreciated Club CSI series.” — Ms. Yingling Reads

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641606912
ISBN-10: 1641606916
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: For Kids series