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#1 of 2 Old 06-22-2012, 11:31 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter finds all the CSI type shows fascinating, so I had signed my DD (12 yo) to attend a CSI class at the local CC this summer.  Unfortunately, due to low interest, the class was cancelled.  My daughter was pretty upset, so to soften that, I suggested we run our own CSI class at home.


So, I'd like to see if anyone has some recommendations for the following things:


A book that helps run the CSI case(s).  I have found two that seem interesting:


Books on chemistry experiments (general, and/or that would be CSI related)


Books on entomology (general and/or that would be CSI related)


A microscope recommendation (not too spendy; can be used for slides as well as being able to look at bugs.)


Supplies to support, like a CSI field kit, or a list of necessary items to pull off the experiments/mystery.


TIA for any help you can give me!

Becky, mom to two - DD ('00) and DS ('08)

"Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith'."
- Brene Brown
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#2 of 2 Old 06-22-2012, 11:02 PM
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The book in your first link is what we are planning on trying this year.  My 12 yr old is also interested in this stuff.



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