Author(s): E. K. Hein
Investigate forensic science through a killer mystery! Forensics is the hottest trend in teaching science. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) says it's a good way to motivate students who love TV shows like "CSI". In this novel, detectives (and readers) try to solve a string of homicides that includes some local high school students. Fast-paced, riveting action with bookies, bullets, bloodstains, and forensics keeps readers involved in the plot and the underlying science. Chapter-end lessons cover crime scene procedures and analysis, fingerprinting, blood typing, DNA, hair and fiber collection and analysis, ballistics identification, and more.
E.K. Hein is a middle school teacher and an avid crime story fan. Fascinated by forensics, he has attended numerous special seminars at the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine and has worked with world-renowned forensic toxicologist Dr. Fredric Rieders. He developed a curriculum unit, Investigating Crime Scenes in Literature, which was featured in The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Partners in Crime: Integrating Language Arts and Forensic Science.
1 Decomposing Dudes and Morphing Maggots. 2 Spurts, Spatters, and Stains. 3 A Club for Corrupt Kids. 4 Hassie's Second Date with Death. 5 Carmine's College of Carnal Knowledge. 6 Genetics and Pharmacokinetics. 7 The Manayunk Punk. 8 The Frustrating Firearm. 9 Monk's Money. 10 Jo Jo's Joint. 11 The Gators Get Served. 12 Fredric Finds His Fortune. 13 Winos and Wine Tastings. 14 Confessions of a Con Man. 15 Justice for Jocks. A Further Reading. B Web Sites.