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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)
    Video

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. 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)
            Video

          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
              $4.49 Retail: $9.49 Save 53% ($5.00)
            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. Abeka Morgan the Jersey Spy
              Abeka Morgan the Jersey Spy
              James Otis
              Abeka / Trade Paperback
              $15.25
            4. Sherlock Jones, Junior Detective  Series #1:  The Assassination Plot
              Sherlock Jones, Junior Detective Series #1: The Assassination Plot
              Ed Dunlop
              JourneyForth / 2005 / Trade Paperback
              $4.99 Retail: $6.99 Save 29% ($2.00)

            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
              $11.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 20% ($2.96)
            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 Thirteenth Pearl, Nancy Drew  Mystery Stories Series #56
              The Thirteenth Pearl, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #56
              Carolyn Keene
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1979 / Hardcover
              $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
              5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
            2. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion,  Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #36
              The Secret of the Golden Pavilion, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #36
              Carolyn Keene
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1959 / Hardcover
              $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
            3. The Secret of Red Gate Farm, Nancy  Drew Mystery Stories Series #6
              The Secret of Red Gate Farm, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #6
              Carolyn Keene
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1988 / Hardcover
              $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)
              4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
            4. The Clue of the Velvet Mask, Nancy  Drew Mystery Stories Series #30
              The Clue of the Velvet Mask, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #30
              Carolyn Keene
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1953 / Hardcover
              $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)
              5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

            The Hardy Boys

            1. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #54: The  Mysterious Caravan
              The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #54: The Mysterious Caravan
              Franklin W. Dixon
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1975 / Hardcover
              $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
            2. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #30: The  Wailing Siren Mystery
              The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #30: The Wailing Siren Mystery
              Franklin W. Dixon
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1951 / Hardcover
              $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
            3. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #15: The  Sinister Sign Post
              The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #15: The Sinister Sign Post
              Franklin W. Dixon
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1936 / Hardcover
              $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)
            4. The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #39: The  Mystery of the Chinese Junk
              The Hardy Boys' Mysteries #39: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
              Franklin W. Dixon
              Grosset & Dunlap / 1959 / Hardcover
              $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)