Crime Scene Investigations: Real-Life Science Labs for Grades 6-12 (Paperback)

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This unique resource offers activities in earth, life, and physical science as well as science inquiry and technology. The Grades 6-12 level book provides labs on life, physical, and earth science as well as critical thinking. Like real-life forensic scientists, students observe carefully, organize, and record data, think critically, and conduct simple tests to solve crimes like theft, dog-napping, vandalism and water pollution. For added fun, each resource features an original cartoon character, Investi Gator for the Elementary level and Crime Cat for Grades 6-12. All activities include complete background information with step-by-step procedures for the teacher and reproducible student worksheets. Whatever the teacher's training or experience in teaching science, Crime Scene Investigations can be an intriguing supplement to instruction.

About the Author

About the Authors Pam Walker (B.S. biology, Georgia College, M.Ed., Ed.S., Georgia Southern University) has been a teacher since 1981, and has taught science, biology, applied biology/chemistry, physics, health and physical education in grades 9-12. Elaine Wood (A.B. biology, and secondary education, M.S. and Ed.S., West Georgia College) has more than 14 years of teaching experience in physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and applied biology/chemistry in grades 7-12 and has conducted research in genetic engineering. Ms. Walker and Ms. Wood teach science at Alexander High School in Douglasville, Georgia and are coauthors of several science publications including Hands-On General Science Activities with Real-Life Applications published by The Center in 1994.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780787966300
ISBN-10: 0787966304
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: June 15th, 1998
Pages: 288
Language: English