Cool CSI

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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

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Cool CSI (6 titles)
Cool Biological Clues: What Hair, Bones and Bugs Tell Us. 5.3
Cool Crime Scene Basics: Securing the Scene 5.5
Cool Eyewitness Encounters: How's your Memory? 5.2
Cool Forensic Tools: Technology at Work 5.5
Cool Physical Evidence: What's Left Behind 5.3
Cool Written Records: The Proof is in the Paper 5.2
  • New! Spring 2018
  • New! Fall 2017
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF030000, JNF051030
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2009
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2009-01-01
ISBN 9781604534825, 9781617846373
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 363
Graphics Full-color photographs
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.