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Chemical Development of Latent Prints Kit

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Develop excitement during your next forensics lesson!

Grade 9–College. Give your students the opportunity to become crime scene technicians as they discover the science of latent fingerprint development. Kit is fully correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS) and includes free 1-year access to a digital teacher's manual and student guide download. Activity is designed for a class of 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

Students will:

  • Develop fingerprints using ninhydrin and DFO
  • Observe fingerprints developed by DFO with an alternative light source
  • Compare running and non-running solvents for development of prints on a document
  • Document the evidence collection process

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.


What’s Included:
  • 1 Ninhydrin, 0.125 g
  • 1 DFO Solution Kit, 100 mL
  • 1 Latent Print Standards Pad
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