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¡Huellas Digitales!

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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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¡Huellas Digitales!

En esta actividad, los aprendices leen sobre como Mateo y Cientina conducen una investigación forense para descubrir quien llevó unos dulces. Los participantes aprenden a tomar huellas digitales e identificar patrones.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • lápiz
  • papel
  • cinta adhesiva transparente
  • lupa


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories

  • Crime Science


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Designed specifically for

  • Limited English proficiency

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Latino

    • Explicity developed for this group


Foreign language versions of this resource:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • Mateo y Cientina


  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation ISE, 0514808