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  1. Forensics Fingerprint Lab
    Forensics Fingerprint Lab
    Thames & Kosmos / Other
    $13.40 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.55)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW122374

Become a science sleuth as you practice the science of fingerprint detection and collection!

Collect fingerprints by dusting them with black powder and lifting them with clear stickers. Design a fingerprint file card and take prints from your friends and family. Learn how the FBI classifies fingerprints. And once you have mastered fingerprinting, put your skills to the test by playing a detective game to find and match prints! Ages 8 and up. 12 – page manual.

  1. Fingerprint Detective
    Fingerprint Detective
    Thames & Kosmos / 2014 / Other
    $8.90 Retail: $9.95 Save 11% ($1.05)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW125539

Collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation. Use black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for genetic traits. Recommended for ages 7+.

  1. Genetics & DNA (V 2.0)
    Genetics & DNA (V 2.0)
    Thames & Kosmos / Other
    $33.20 Retail: $36.95 Save 10% ($3.75)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW122343
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Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed.

Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together. Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with survival of the fittest. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. Full-color, 48-page manual. Recommended for ages 10+.

  1. Secret Decoder Deluxe Activity Set
    Secret Decoder Deluxe Activity Set
    Melissa & Doug / 2013 / Gift
    $11.49 Retail: $12.99 Save 12% ($1.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW052382

Now your little detectives can get on the case with the Secret Decoder Set! Designed for ages 7 years and older, this fun set features an On-the-Go Secret Decoder book with 18 game pages, 4 markers for uncovering the secret codes, a secret decoder activity pad, a decoder wheel game book, and more!

  1. Secret Decoder Book
    Secret Decoder Book
    Melissa & Doug / 2013 / Gift
    $4.74 Retail: $4.99 Save 5% ($0.25)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW52481X

Now your little detectives can get on the case with the Secret Decoder Book! Designed for ages 7 years and older, this fun activity book features an On-the-Go Secret Decoder book with 18 game pages, a color-changer marker and a decoder wheel.

      1. Master Detective Tool Kit
        Master Detective Tool Kit
        Thames & Kosmos / 2015 / Gift
        $44.90 Retail: $49.99 Save 10% ($5.09)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW011473

      Hone your detective skills with the Master Detective Toolkit from Thames & Kosmos. Designed for ages 8 years and older, this fun kit provides kids with the means to solve cases using the scientific method and forensic evidence! Kids will learn how to collect and analyze forensic evidence. Features 32 pieces; 20 experiments; 32-page manual.

      1. Sonic Sleuth
        Sonic Sleuth
        Educational Insights / 2004 / Other
        $29.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 14% ($5.00)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW345200

      Ages 6 and up. This powerful, handheld listening device tunes in to sounds from over 300 feet away! The state-of-the-art Sonic Sleuth features a high-sensitivity microphone, parabolic sound collection dish, high-quality headphones, and sound targeting scope. Built-in frequency controller blocks out harmful noise above 85 decibels for super-safe sonic sleuthing. Young scientists and detectives can zone in on birdsong or buddies' conversations. Perfect for science experiments and wildlife adventures. It's the ultimate eavesdropper!

      1. Crime Catchers Spy Kit
        Crime Catchers Spy Kit
        Poof-Slinky Inc / 2015 / Gift
        $16.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 23% ($5.01)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW20087X

      Learn while you play with the Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit from Poof Slinky. Designed for ages 8 years and older, this kit teaches kids crime-solving skills that will help them to solve 2 mysteries. Make a DNA match, analyze fingerprints, and decode hidden messages.

      Package dimensions: 10" x 12.25" x 2.75".

      1. Nancy B's Science Club: Crime Solver Scope & Forensics Activity Journal
        Nancy B's Science Club: Crime Solver Scope & Forensics Activity Journal
        Educational Insights / 2013 / Other
        $13.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 18% ($3.00)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW545354
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      Put together the clues and solve the crime!

      Part of the Nancy B. Science Club series, the Crime Solver Scope & Forensic Activity Journal will help students master mystery-solving techniques that include fingerprinting, counterfeit money detection, fiber and hair identification, surveillance techniques, and more.

      The crime-solver scope features a 5x telescope lens, 15x microscope lens, and a convenient pocket clip. A 22-page full-color journal is also included. Ages 8 & up.

        Books on Spying

        1. Spying and the Cold War
          Spying and the Cold War
          Michael Burgan
          Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
          $4.99 Retail: $9.49 Save 47% ($4.50)
        2. George Washington, Spymaster: How  the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
          George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
          Thomas B. Allen
          Random House / 2007 / Trade Paperback
          $7.16 Retail: $7.95 Save 10% ($0.79)
          5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        3. Sister Eve and the Blue Nun
          Sister Eve and the Blue Nun
          Lynne Hinton
          Thomas Nelson / 2016 / Trade Paperback
          $9.29 Retail: $15.99 Save 42% ($6.70)
          3.5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
        4. Abeka Morgan the Jersey Spy
          Abeka Morgan the Jersey Spy
          James Otis
          Abeka / Trade Paperback
          $14.15

        Activity Books

        1. Crime Lab 101: 25 Different  Experiments in Crime Detection
          Crime Lab 101: 25 Different Experiments in Crime Detection
          Robert Gardner
          Dover Publications / 2012 / Trade Paperback
          $5.99 Retail: $6.99 Save 14% ($1.00)
        2. Spy Science: 40 Secret-Sleuthing,  Code-Cracking, Spy-Catching Activities for Kids
          Spy Science: 40 Secret-Sleuthing, Code-Cracking, Spy-Catching Activities for Kids
          Jim Wiese
          Wiley / 1996 / Trade Paperback
          $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49)
        3. Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving,  Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids
          Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids
          Jim Wiese
          Wiley / 1996 / Trade Paperback
          $8.49 Retail: $14.95 Save 43% ($6.46)
        4. Science Sleuths: 88 Activities to  Develop Science Inquiry and Critical Thinking for Grades 4-8
          Science Sleuths: 88 Activities to Develop Science Inquiry and Critical Thinking for Grades 4-8
          Pam Walker, Elaine Wood
          Wiley / 2006 / Trade Paperback
          $30.60 Retail: $34.00 Save 10% ($3.40)

        Nancy Drew

        1. The Mysterious Mannequin, Nancy Drew  Mystery Stories Series #47
          The Mysterious Mannequin, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #47
          Carolyn Keene, Ray Johnson
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1970 / Hardcover
          $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
          5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        2. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney,  Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #26
          The Clue of the Leaning Chimney, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #26
          Carolyn Keene
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1949 / Hardcover
          $3.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 56% ($5.00)
        3. The Clue in the Jewel Box, Nancy  Drew Mystery Stories Series #20
          The Clue in the Jewel Box, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #20
          Carolyn Keene
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1943 / Hardcover
          $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
          5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        4. The Clue in the Old Album, Nancy  Drew Mystery Stories Series #24
          The Clue in the Old Album, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #24
          Carolyn Keene
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1947 / Hardcover
          $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
          5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews

        The Hardy Boys

        1. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #17: The  Secret Warning
          The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #17: The Secret Warning
          Franklin W. Dixon
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1938 / Hardcover
          $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)
        2. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #32: The  Crisscross Shadow
          The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #32: The Crisscross Shadow
          Franklin W. Dixon
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1953 / Hardcover
          $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
        3. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #51: The  Masked Monkey
          The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #51: The Masked Monkey
          Franklin W. Dixon
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1972 / Hardcover
          $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
        4. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #14: The  Hidden Harbor Mystery
          The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #14: The Hidden Harbor Mystery
          Franklin W. Dixon
          Grosset & Dunlap / 1935 / Hardcover
          $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)