IS3451 STEM Investigations: Fingerprint Classification

$72.00 $39.60

In this lab activity students will learn about the history of fingerprinting as a tool for identification. They then will analyze fingerprints for common characteristics and create a classification system using those characteristics. Once they have created a system, they will analyze class data using the system that is used worldwide for classification. This kit includes an optional activity where students can practice lifting a fingerprint and comparing it to a “crime scene” print. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s guide and Student Guide copymasters are included.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; LS1.B; LS3.A; LS3.B; ETS1.B; ETS1.C
Performance Expectations: 2-PS1-1; 3-LS3-1; MS-ETS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Kit Includes:
25g Fingerprint Powder
15 Fingerprint Brushes
15 Hand Magnifiers
15 Acetate Sheets
1 Ink Pad

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*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon Black, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to