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Dustless Fingerprints 10-546

Target Grades: 5-10

Investigate alternate methods for lifting fingerprints while practicing the scientific method.  Students gather data using fingerprint evidence as they observe, compare, contrast, and hypothesize their way through four different experimental procedures. They will learn how to make impressions in clay and pour a mold, lift fingerprints from soda cans using super glue fuming, and use both iodine and ninhydrin fuming to lift fingerprints from paper. The activity includes an instructor’s manual, and student data sheets. Note: This lab should be performed in a chemical fume hood. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of four. Meets national standards for grade levels 5-10.

Kit Contains:
Instructor Manual
Student Manuals
MSDS
Fingerprint Identification Sheets
Scotch Tape
Super Glue
Petri Dishes
Forceps
Tongue Depressors
Paint Brushes
EmptyJars w/ Caps
Paper Cups
Modeling Clay
Plastic Gloves
Magnifying Glasses
Aluminum Foil
White Paper
Plaster of Paris
Iodine