After a week or two of learning all about CSI basics: fingerprinting, DNA, blood types, shoe prints and more, I stumbled upon the perfect, age-appropriate book to put J’s new knowledge into practice.
This book is 5 chapters (perfect for a week unit study) of a cute and quirky story following the rag-tag detective team of Pink, Homes and Hu. While looking for their missing friend Hack, who’s suspected of hacking into the school grade system, they use all sorts of kid-friendly detective techniques. The story is engaging, but most exciting is the completely packed list of relevant activities on every single page.
From codes to evidence collection and even booby-trapping a kid’s room safely, this book has practical ways to have any kid feeling like a real P.I.
We love it! Each day we read a chapter and J chooses 2 activities to complete. Enjoy some pics of J booby trapping his room by spreading a fine layer of fingerprint dust over his valuables!
This dust allowed for some great prints to be left behind. We were then able to collect and examine them. This was a great day for us.