Forensics Cool Women Who Investigate by Anita Yasuda


Forensics Cool Women Who Investigate by Anita Yasuda

How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics! Every crime scene contains forensic evidence that helps investigators discover exactly what happened. Forensics is the science of gathering and examining information about a past event, usually to solve a crime or legal problem. In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, children ages 9 through 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three women who are succeeding in their chosen profession of forensics. Christine Gabig-Prebyl is a forensic scientist with Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Krishna Patel is a Forensic Supervisor with the Torrance Police Department, and Jessica Frances Lam is a researcher at England's University of Leicester INTREPID Forensics Programme. Forensics combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids' knowledge and understanding of a topic made popular by TV shows, movies, and books. Compelling stories of real-life forensic scientists provide role models that readers can look toward for examples of success. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls' interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science.


Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda: Astronomy: Cool Women in Space Dr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler! Catherine Piper Shelton, Director of Curriculum and Technology, U.S. Space & Rocket Center I see this book sparking an interest in astronomy for any girl. It connects the science with careers, and the past with the present--and future. Victoria Obenchain, science teacher, instructor at Sally Ride Science Camp This book is a testament to the fact that women are incredibly important to science and that their contributions to understanding the universe as it is known today are huge! Explore Flight! 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award Praise for similar books in other series: Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award Booklist ... Like other titles in the 'Inquire and Investigate

-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method ... an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.

About the Author

Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults, including Explore Simple Machines!, Explore Native American Cultures!, and Astronomy: Cool Women in Space for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP). Anita lives in Huntington Beach, CA. Allison Bruce studied chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and design, illustration, and animation at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Allison is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) as well as the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI). She lives in Brisbane, CA.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

31st March 2016



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