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Forensic Analysis of Fabric and Fibers


Innovating Science™

This kit has been designed to introduce students to the concepts of fabric and fiber analysis. Experiments in this kit cover the areas of cloth weave identification, microscopic fiber analysis, burn testing and chemical analysis. Students will first analyze a group of known materials to learn the various techniques. They will then be given a crime scene sample and need to test materials taken from four suspects to try and identify who might be involved. Kit contains enough materials for 10 groups. Teachers manual and Student Study guide copymasters are included.

Kit Contents:

4 x 25 mL Acetone
4 x 25 mL Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)
4 x 25 mL Hydrochloric Acid
4 x 25 mL Sodium Hydroxide
1 x 25 mL Mounting Medium
1 Pack pH Strips
1 Pack Microscope Slides
2 Packs Microscope Cover Slips
1 Pack Lead Acetate Paper
10 Metal Forceps
1 Piece Cotton Fabric Sample
1 Piece Wool Fabric Sample
1 Piece Acetate Fabric Sample
1 Piece Polypropylene Fabric Sample
1 Piece Polyester Fabric Sample
1 Piece Crime Scene Sample
1 Piece Suspect #1 Sample
1 Piece Suspect #2 Sample
1 Piece Suspect #3 Sample
1 Piece Suspect #4 Sample

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

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