In this customize-able lab, students will make a bank of fingerprints using their own fingerprints and criminal aliases. They then dust for fingerprints and compare it to the fingerprint bank, in an effort to solve "The Case of the Missing Pencil Stash!" Students should have knowledge of minutiae.
Includes materials list and teacher instructions.
Materials needed but not included:
• Fingerprint Ink Pads
• Numbered Microscope Slides (class set of 1 per student)
• Paper towels
• Fingerprint dusting powder or fine ground charcoal powder in containers
• Fingerprint dusting brushes or makeup blush brushes (1 per student, or 1 per pair of students)
• Fingerprint lifting tape or box tape