Analysis of Fingerprints Single Kit

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  • Aligned to Standards Grades 7-12
  • Students are introduced to six standard fingerprinting techniques developed by the FBI and Modus Operandi sheets
  • Ideal for 2 or more students
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National Standards for Grades 7-12

The Analysis of Fingerprints Kit introduces students to six standard fingerprinting techniques used for dusting, lifting, and developing prints from smooth, nonporous surfaces. Includes dusting and lifting prints using carbon and aluminum powders, the Ninhydrin method for detecting amino acids, the Lugol’s Iodine method for detecting lipids, cyanoacrylate fuming, the sticky-side powder technique, and training methods for identifying latent and direct prints. 

Each investigative group prepares a set of “fingerprint evidence” for another group to analyze using each technique. Using the fingerprint standards developed by the FBI and Modus Operandi sheets, each group identifies the fingerprints of the suspects. This kit contains a step-by-step instructional manual, student worksheets, and materials for experimentation. Allow 3 hours total lab time, plus 2-3 hours for developing cyanoacrylate prints. 

Included in kit:

  • Instructor Manual with Reproducible Student Data Sheets
  • "FBI" Fingerprint Classification Sheets
  • Aluminum Powder
  • Carbon Powder
  • Ninhydrin
  • Acetone
  • Lugol's Iodine
  • Fingerprint Brushes
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Forceps
  • Jars with Caps
  • Metal Spoons
  • Bond Paper
  • Filter Paper
  • Gloves
  • Pipets
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Superglue
  • Ink Pads
  • Scotch Tape
  • String
  • Microscope SlidesIndex Cards
  • Modus Operandi Sheets

This kit also requires a fume hood, (6) one-quart jars or one-liter beakers, not included.

This product ships separately and requires 2-4 weeks delivery time.