Secure the scene and gather up your eyewitnesses! This cool new series 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 lifting fingerprints to analyzing fibers. When the readers are done with this investigative and intriguing series, their "CSI" journal will be full of problem-solving information, and they'll be thinking like real investigators
- Spring 2018
- Fall 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Table of contents, Index, and Reviewed|
|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.
Cool Eyewitness Encounters: How's Your Memory? (Cool CSI) – Booklist
For those who’ve had their interests piqued by forensic science, this book offers a good introduction as well as a few ways to have “fun with forensics.” The compact book, part of the Cool CSI series, begins with the way crimes are initially analyzed and moves on to simplified explanations of the scientific method. Next, it’s on to experiments that test that method. . . .Kids in the intended age group should have fun with them (and adult help, when needed, is noted). A glossary concludes this sprightly illustrated and designed offering.