It has been said that every criminal leaves a trace. Forensic scientists have the exciting chance to find these traces, analyze them, and help solve crimes! The experiments in this book analyze evidence such as fingerprints and handwriting samples. After reading about the types of jobs forensic scientists have, students begin experimenting with hands-on activities. Clear scientific drawings illustrate experimental setups, safety guidelines keep kids safe, and great ideas for science fair projects after many experiments encourage original scientific thinking.