From fingerprint dusting to making and analyzing bite impressions, four easy, fun-filled activities to give a firsthand look at how forensic scientists and detectives use science to solve real-life mysteries. Your kids will learn how to gather evidence like real detectives in no time with this fun hands-on bundle!
Eye Witness Account Experiment - Students will learn how difficult it can be for an eye witness to identify a suspect. After becoming witnesses, they will answer investigative questions to determine whether or not they would be reliable witnesses.
Fingerprint Experiment - Students will learn how detectives can identify suspects by lifting fingerprints. In this experiment, students will dust and identify their own fingerprints and categorize them according to the three common categories of fingerprints.
Shoe print Experiment – Students will learn that scientists can analyze shoeprints to discover a suspect’s size, brand, and type of shoe. They will learn identifying characteristics that a shoeprint can give and will attempt to find the shoe that fits the crime.
Bite Marks Experiment – Students will learn why forensic dentists help with crime investigations by examining teeth impressions. Students will make their own dental impressions and examine their bites to determine why they are unique.