Maybe you would like to be a forensic detective. Forensics are scientific tests that are used to solve mysteries. A forensic scientist might work in a lab or might go out to places where crimes are committed, the crime scene. Watch this video of Jose. He uses forensic science to solve mysteries. By testing physical evidence he identifies suspects and helps bring them to justice.
Not everyone would like being a forensic scientist or a crime scene investigator. People who do this job work in good weather or bad, during the day or in the middle of the night. Because they are helping investigate crimes, they have to look at crime scenes and victims that have been hurt. However, if you like science and you like thinking through things in steps using logic, it might be the job for you. You could feel good knowing you helped put a criminal in jail or knowing you helped prove the innocence of a person. Now that you’ve watched Jose, you can really put yourself in his shoes. Get some online experience with forensics at CSI Web Adventures Rookie Training.
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In the next few days we will explore several different kinds of forensic science. Tomorrow we’ll begin with fingerprinting.
Talk the Talk Word of the Day: Evidence – An object or information that is used as proof in a crime investigation.
Hey recruits, I’m glad you decided to start your detective training. Welcome to Rookie Testing. Are you ready? Get a snack. Get hydrated (drink water). Get ready.
To find out if you have what it takes to became an Ace detective I’m sending you to school. Since spies and detectives share some of the same skills, I’m sending you to the Spy Academy. You will take part in a Spy Simulation so that I can see if you are quick thinking and have good reflexes. Don’t be fooled, it starts out easy and then gets harder and harder. I got to level seven. Can you beat that?
If you love airplanes, ask a grownup to take you to the Indianapolis Air Showat the Mt. Comfort Airport this weekend, June 5-7, 2009. On the website you can see all the different kinds of planes and activities that will be going on there. You can see the Blue Angels, historic airplanes and a lot more.
If you can’t go to the airshow and just love airplanes, try out some of the paper creations in this book. The directions are really clear with color photographs to help you make the folds correctly. The planes start out easy and get harder and harder as you move through the book. The last plane requires 18 folds! The author even includes some tips for getting these planes to fly far.
The Komodo Dragon is the largest living species of lizard. These lizards can grow to be 6-10 feet long! The Komodo Dragon lives on islands in Indonesia. People in Indonesia call them “land crocodiles.” Nothing on the islands preys on Komodo Dragons, so they can grow BIG and LONG. And if that isn’t impressive enough, they have teeth like sharks and poisonous spit! You can get an up close look at them all summer at the Indianapolis Zoo. (Keep your fingers out of the cage, though, OK?!) The exhibit, called Dragons of Komodo, opens today, May 23, 2009 and will stay until September 7, 2009.
You probably already know that President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while he watched a play at the Ford Theater and that the man who shot him was John Wilke’s Booth. Did you know, though, that Booth made a run for it? Did you know he had helpers? And some of them were women? This is the story of how the law tracked each of these people down. At the time of Lincoln’s death, there was no such thing as DNA fingerprinting or ballistics tests for firearms. The lawmen had to piece together what happened and who was involved by interviewing people, following hunches and figuring out who was telling the truth. I like history books that make history interesting by telling a story with real live characters in it. This book is like that.