Police procedurals and crime scene investigation shows are currently very popular on television. Viewers see the characters on these shows dusting for fingerprints, examining possible evidence, and solving crimes based on the tests and findings. Forensic Science Experiments is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the types of scientific inquiry that might be conducted in the course of an investigation. From developing fingerprints to analyzing soil, hair, and powder, the experiments in this new volume will allow students to take the lead in the investigations. With easy-to-follow instructions, these experiments can be completed in school or at home, and will encourage young scientists to examine the world around them in closer detail.
Aviva Ebner holds a B.S. in Biology from UCLA and an M.A. in Educational Administration. She is currently principal of El Rodeo School in Beverly Hills Unified School District. Her previous experience includes teaching science for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); administration in LAUSD, Glendale Unified School District, and Emek Hebrew Academy; and writing science curricula for various schools. Ebner has also presented numerous workshops on instruction at regional educators' conferences and is an adjunct faculty member of University of Phoenix.