Cool Crime Scene Basics: Securing the Scene

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Secure the scene and gather up your eyewitnesses! This cool title introduces readers to the art of crime scene investigations and the scientific method. Each book includes step-by-step directions on how to conduct experiments and tests. Readers will complete a variety of activities, from creating and analyzing maps to determining the best search pattern. When the readers are done with this investigative and intriguing title, their "CSI" journal will be full of problem-solving information, and they'll be thinking like real investigators! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF030000, JNF051170
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2009
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2009-01-01
ISBN 9781604534849, 9781617846397
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 363.25
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 127139
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Cool CSI – Horn Book Guide

These hands-on books clearly explain basic premises and techniques of crime scene investigators, then suggest simple ways to duplicate the processes, such as distinguishing among different kinds of pollen and testing people’s memory of objects—all the while recording data in a notebook. . . .The colorfully illustrated series will engage readers.

Cool CSI – School Library Journal

These books explain how crime-scene investigators use science to analyze evidence and thereby solve crimes, providing easy hands-on experiments to help young investigators get started. Biological Clues discusses gathering and examining evidence left by humans and animals. In Crime Scene Basics, readers will become familiar with the tools used by investigators and how to set up a CSI kit, and learn techniques such as mapping the scene and measuring dimensions. Eyewitness Encounters covers interrogations, composite sketches, animal investigative techniques, and observation and memory skills.

Author: Esther Beck