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Solve this : forensics : super science and curious capers for the daring detective in you / Kate Messner and Anne Ruppert.

Messner, Kate, (author.). Ruppert, Anne, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library J 507.8 MES (Text) 33500013250493 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 507.8 MES (Text) 33500013250501 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426337444 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1426337442 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781426337451 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1426337450 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-151) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Science experiments for children that help them learn to solve problems"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    The high-interest topic, magazine-like layout, and interactive format of this book guarantee it will be popular among curious kiddos. A speedy overview of what can be considered as evidence at a crime scene and how such clues are collected and analyzed kicks off this engaging introduction to forensics. The authors present four mysteries that function as fictional case studies for the reader to scrutinize and attempt to solve by examining evidence left at the scene. An amiable mix of photos and cartoon figures illustrates each crime scene, its evidence, and potential suspects. When it's time to analyze the evidence, the text gives an in-depth explanation of one tool or test being implemented, such as blood or fingerprint analysis. Using the test results, the reader is given the chance to guess who the perpetrator is before their identity is revealed. Not only is Messner and Ruppert's approach to their subject fun, but each mystery also includes a well-designed activity that reinforces concepts introduced by the text. This STEM offering is ideal for classroom and home use. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KATE MESSNER is the author of more than 30 current and forthcoming books for younger readers, including science thrillers Wake Up Missing and Eye of the Storm, and informational picture books including Over and Under the Snow and Tree of Wonder, a 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize Finalist. Two of Messner's titles have been NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, and her books have appeared on more than 20 state award lists. She is a frequent speaker at education conferences, runs the popular Teachers Write online summer writing camp for educators, and facilitates the camp's accompanying online group with 2,500+ teachers and librarians.
ANNE RUPPERT teaches biology, chemistry, and forensics at a public high school in western New York. She is a member of the Science Teachers Association of New York State and has presented at the organization's annual conference for teachers. Before launching her teaching career, she was a medical technologist, working in laboratories to study everything from blood analysis to disease testing.

Subject: Science > Experiments > Juvenile literature.
Forensic sciences > Juvenile literature.
Problem solving > Juvenile literature.
Criminal investigation > Juvenile literature.
Science > Experiments.
Forensic sciences.
Problem solving.
Criminal investigation.

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