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Forensic Chemistry: Chemical Detection of Fingerprints


Innovating Science™.

Utilize forensics techniques of fuming for your own fingerprints. The three activities include fingerprint analysis, iodine fuming, and cyanoacrylate fuming. Students will learn how to identify different types of fingerprints and distinguishing characteristics, as well as two different methods of chemical fuming to capture fingerprints. Kit contains enough material for 15 groups. Teacher’s 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 Includes:
1 tube Super Bonding Glue
25g Iodine Crystals
100mL Fingerprint Fixative
30 Fuming Trays
15 sheets Black Plastic

DOT Info:

*"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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