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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.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Kit Contents:
4 x 25mL Acetone
4 x 25mL Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)
4 x 25mL Hydrochloric Acid
4 x 25mL Sodium Hydroxide
1 x 25mL 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

*"Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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