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Forensic Science Experiments
  • Authored by: Aviva Ebner
  • From the Series: Experiments for Future Scientists
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  • ISBN-10: 1438136110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3611-0
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 172


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.



Reviews and Awards

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

- Society of School Librarians International

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