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Fiber Identification Kit



Product Details
Introduce forensic fiber identification techniques by challenging your students to identify an unknown fiber with this fiber identification kit! Students perform fiber diagnostic tests, such burn tests, stain tests, microscope analysis (and more) to both reference fibers and an unknown fiber. Using the test results as evidence, students can conclusively identify the unknown fiber.

Product Features

  • Includes 2 activities: multi-fiber fabric tests and fiber identification
  • Designed for 10 groups of 3 students (30 students total)

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 15 minutes before lab. Two 60-minute class periods, one per activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Make detailed observations of tests on known fibers.
  • Develop and conduct a test procedure for identifying an unknown fiber sample.
  • Prepare slides of fiber samples and view them under a microscope.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should have a good understanding of lab safety protocols pertaining to the safe handling of chemicals, stains, and flames.


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Limited Qty: Miscellaneous - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
What’s Included:
  •  Unknown Fabric
  •  Multifiber Fabric
  •  Acetone
  •  Hydrochloric Acid
  •  Sodium Hypochlorite Solution
  •  Fiber Identification Stain
  •  Acetic Acid
  •  Mountant
  •  Microscope Slides
  •  Coverslips
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Microscope
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.