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.
“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