Dustless Fingerprints Lab Activity


DUSTLESS FINGERPRINTS LAB ACTIVITY will 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 a metal soda can using super glue fuming, and use both iodine and ninhydrin fuming to lift fingerprints from paper. The materials in this kit are sufficient for 24 students working in 6 groups of 4.

Materials Included:

  • Instructors Manual
  • MSDS
  • Assessment Manual
  • Small Plastic Jars
  • Scotch Tape
  • Forceps
  • Super Glue
  • Small Aluminum Caps
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Small Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Spoons Fingerprint Identification Sheets
  • Special Needs Materials
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Lugol’s Iodine
  • White Paper
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Modeling Clay
  • Paper Cups
  • Jar Lids
  • Petri Dishes

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