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    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....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    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...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    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. In the first experiment, learners extract DNA from...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how hairs from a crime scene are matched to suspects. Learners each take a single hair from their own head, then put it...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create and reveal secret messages written with invisible ink! The invisible ink is actually a baking soda solution, and the magical revealing liquid is fruit juice. The...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners conduct chemical tests on certain powders used in cooking. After completing the tests, learners try to figure out the identity of a mystery powder....

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will use a home video camera with a “night vision” mode to test how various inks appear outside the spectrum of visible light. In a darkened room,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this fascinating and fun experiment, learners use chemistry to identify a mystery powder and to solve a "crime," a process similar to that used by real forensic scientists. Learners...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners examine their fingerprints and learn that they can be categorized by shape, but each fingerprint is unique. Learners collect their fingerprints using pencil and tape and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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