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Latent PrintsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners examine fingerprints. Learners leave a hidden print on a surface and then make their own print detecting powder from graphite (found in pencils).
Setting the SceneAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 2), pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around.
This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation.
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
Busted by BiologyAdd to list Details
In this two-part activity, learners will extract their own DNA from their cheek cells and learn how DNA is analyzed and used to solve crimes.
A Matter of SplatterAdd to list Details
In this math-based activity, learners will experiment to find how height and angle affect spatter and then use this knowledge to solve a crime.
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.
Plaster CastsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners combine two substances (plaster of Paris and water) to make a cast of an object's imprint in clay.