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Forensic science experiments

Author: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2010.
Series: Facts on File science experiments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing field of forensic science. Forensic science is an applied science that uses scientific principles to meet specific goals. Students will be required to collect evidence, perform research, develop hypotheses, think analytically, conduct interviews, analyze data, employ deductive reasoning, draw conclusions, and finally share their results with others. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
ISBN: 9780816078042 0816078041
OCLC Number: 253840251
Description: xviii, 150 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Banana autopsy --
Characterization of types of carbohydrates --
Techniques in making shoe impressions --
Dating with radioactive isotopes --
Mitochondrial DNA --
Gel electrophoresis in DNA fingerprinting --
Probative value of class evidence --
Blood splatter inquiry --
Specific gravity of body fluids --
Soil identification --
Density of glass --
Emission spectra can identify elements --
Comparing latent fingerprint techniques --
Best solvents for chromatography --
Using deductive reasoning to solve crimes --
Comparison of two presumptive tests for blood --
Lead poisoning from dishware --
Glitter as trace evidence --
Rate of cooling --
Cross section of textile fibers.
Series Title: Facts on File science experiments.
Responsibility: Pamela Walker, Elaine Wood.
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Almost everyone loves a good mystery, and mysteries are the meat of forensic science. The study of forensic science involves the analysis and interpretation of evidence for use in a court of law.  Read more...

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