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Document Analysis: Comprehensive Lab Activities


Innovating Science ™

This kit has been designed to introduce students to the field of document analysis. Experiments in this kit cover the areas of paper analysis, hand writing analysis, detection of a forgery, recovery of mechanical/chemical erasures, hidden message discovery and ink analysis. Students will make use of techniques like microscopy, chromatography and fuming to complete the activities. Kit contains 10 unique sets of materials for 10 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: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Kit Contents:
10 x 20 mL Ink Remover
10 x 5 mL Lemon Juice
10 x 10 mL Phenolphthalein
10 x 5 mL 1.0 M Sodium Hydroxide
1 x 500 mL Chromatography Solvent
1 x 55 mL Iodine Solution
10 Pieces Chromatography Paper
100 Pieces Paper Slips
10 Pieces Paper A
10 Pieces Paper B
10 Pieces Paper C
10 Pieces Paper D
10 Pieces Paper E
10 Pieces Paper F
10 x 10g Transfer Clay
10 Forceps
10 Magnifying glass
50 Cotton Swabs
2 Marker A
2 Marker B
2 Marker C
2 Marker D
2 #1 Pencil
2 #2 Pencil
2 #3 Pencil
2 Yellow Highlighter
10 Developing Chamber

DOT Info:
UN1170, Ethanol, 3, II, Ltd Qty

*"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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