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Science Detectives: How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life Mysteries Paperback – August 1, 2006

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 970L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553379950
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553379959
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this large-format book, the editors of YES Mag, a Canadian science magazine for children, offer six stories of scientists who used detective skills in their work. The cases considered are the New York typhoid outbreak of 1906; the precipitous population decline of vultures in India, Nepal, and Pakistan in 1999; the discovery of a 4,000-year-old corpse preserved in a glacier; a successful search for diamonds in Canada's far north; the discovery of the structure of DNA; and the search for the cause of a mysterious plane crash in 1998. Sidebars fill in related facts and stories, while five projects present hands-on activities. The volume includes no documentation. Along with many photos, quirky, colorful illustrations sometimes offer touches of humor as well as visual information. Recommended for larger collections. Carolyn Phelan
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(Includes) enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teresa on October 3, 2013
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This book is fine as a non-fiction reference. The story and suspense format is OK but, I was looking for more science and practical ways to inspire kids to be science detectives. The few experiments were very basic.
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