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Kemtec Science: Dustless Fingerprints - STEMfinity
  • SKU: KEM-10-546

Kemtec Science: Dustless Fingerprints


Kemtec Science: Dustless Fingerprints

  • Target Grades: 5-10

  • Number of Students: 24 students working in six groups of four

Investigate alternate methods for lifting fingerprints while practicing the scientific method. ‚ Students gather data using fingerprint evidence as they observe, compare, contrast, and hypothesize their way through four different experimental procedures. They will learn how to make impressions in clay and pour a mold, lift fingerprints from soda cans using super glue fuming, and use both iodine and ninhydrin fuming to lift fingerprints from paper. The activity includes an instructor manual, and student data sheets. Note: This lab should be performed in a chemical fume hood. Meets national standards for grade levels 5-10.

Kit Contains:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Manuals
  • MSDS
  • Fingerprint Identification Sheets
  • Scotch Tape
  • Super Glue
  • Petri Dishes
  • Forceps
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Paint Brushes
  • EmptyJars w/ Caps
  • Paper Cups
  • Modeling Clay
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Aluminum Foil
  • White Paper
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Iodine