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Examining Evidence Using Fingerprint Analysis—Forensic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1985 

Price: $44.49

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With the Examining Evidence Using Fingerprint Analysis Forensic Laboratory Kit, fingerprints are taken and compared to solve a mystery.

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The answers to Friday’s exam are mysteriously missing from the teacher’s desk drawer. Fingerprints are taken from the “crime scene” to help identify anyone who may have opened the drawer. One set of prints belongs to the teacher but an additional set of fingerprints is also found. In order to eliminate possible suspects, each student in the class is fingerprinted. Students are given a copy of the suspect’s fingerprints to compare the prints of each member of the class to determine if a match exists. A great classroom activity to introduce students to forensic fingerprinting. Complete for 30 students working individually.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Isopropyl alcohol, 28%, 250 mL
Black ink stamp pad, 6
Cotton balls, absorbent, 50
Suspect & evidence fingerprint cards

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.