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Forensic Chemistry of Hair Analysis


Innovating Science™.

Discover how forensic scientists use hair to assist in solving crimes.You will discover the differences between human and animal hair as well as differences among different types of human hair. In the second part of the activity, you will try to determine the origin of a hair sample from a crime scene in relation to hair samples from four known suspects. This activity includes a Teachers Manual and Student Guide and Analysis copy-masters.There is enough material for 15 groups.

Materials included are:
1 box microscope slides
1 pkg coverslips
Rat hair sample
Cat hair sample
4 human hair samples
15 forceps
15 wax pencils

Materials needed but not supplied:
Light microscopes

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