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lambda DNA Fingerprinting Simulation
The purpose of this lab activity is to demonstrate (through simulation) how DNA fingerprinting (or DNA profiling) might be used to solve a crime.
Forensic Science: Hair Sample InvestigationAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forensics) is a full inquiry investigation into how hairs from a crime scene are matched to suspects.
Super SleuthsAdd to list Details
In this physical sciences activity, learners use science to solve a "crime." Learners collect trace evidence (glitter) and explore its characteristics, such as color, size, shape, and light reflection
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) with Powdery Mildew Fungi
This exercise can be used to stimulate the investigative nature of learners as they use forensic plant pathology techniques to prove the learners' innocence in a mock murder investigation.
The Ballistic Pendulum
In this physics crime lab or demonstration, learners pretend they are criminologists and must find the "muzzle velocity" (speed of the bullet as it leaves the gun) of a gun used to commit a crime.
Crime Scene: The Case of the Missing Computer Chip
Learners use scientific processes to solve a crime. As they get clues, learners must create a hypothesis then adjust that hypothesis as more information is revealed.
In this activity (on page 2) about fingerprint analysis, learners use graphite from a pencil and scotch tape to capture their fingerprints.
Print HintsAdd to list Details
In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how forensic investigators collect prints from a crime scene. Learners make hand impressions in damp sand and analyze the patterns they observe.
In this demonstration (9th on the page), learners explore eyewitness memory and how memories differ amongst individuals. While the rest of the group is minding their own business (i.e.