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    WGBH
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners press their fingertip onto a clean Plexiglas sheet. The fingerprints are then revealed as learners dust over the print with fingerprint powder. They can lift their prints with clear tape,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    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...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Science House
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    In this chemistry demonstration, learners will discover that phenolphthalein is a chemical that displays different colors depending on the acidity or basicity of the environment. Learners will be...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around. The first person returns and tries to detect all...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    APSnet
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    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....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from their own cheek cells, then create a rudimentary DNA profile similar to those seen on crime scene dramas. This step by step guide includes instructions...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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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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    My Science Box
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    In this forensics activity, learners solve a mystery using “DNA” taken from the scene of the crime. This activity describes how to collect a “DNA sample” (learner-invented DNA sequence on a roll of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days

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