- Background information to build content-area knowledge: Scientific Timelines, Words to Know, Job Descriptions, Seminal Cases. - Chapter Summaries/Questions recap the evidence: You're the M.E. - Reading Cues and Clues: Prompts, call-outs, highlighted words, diagrams, and primary sources. - Field Guides and Tools: Bone Guides, Parasite Guides, Gadgets. - Cool, bold, graphic design: CSI-like real-time graphic organizers. - Critical thinking and analysis: the science behind identifying who, what, when, where, and why. Grades 5-8 and 9-12 Science Standards Science as Inquiry: - Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations. - Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models. - Communicate and defend a scientific argument. - Results of scientific inquiry emerge from different types of investigations and public communication among scientists. Science and Technology: - Communicate the problem, process, and solution. - Scientists use different methods of investigation, and accept different types of evidence to support their explanations.Denega, Danielle M. is the author of 'Gut-eating Bugs Maggots Reveal the Time of Death!', published 2007 under ISBN 9780531175255 and ISBN 0531175251.