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Gunshot and Explosive Residue Testing Kit

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Your students will have a blast with this forensics kit!

Grade 9–College. Here's an opportunity for your students to become crime scene technicians as they learn about explosive residue testing. Students perform chemical tests for the presence of explosive residue. They also observe a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image for characteristic patterns of gunshot residue (GSR). 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 pairs.

Students will:

  • Chemically test a sample for the presence of nitrates
  • Observe the collection of a sample for SEM testing
  • Analyze an SEM micrograph of GSR for characteristic patterns
  • 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:
  • 18 Gunpowder Particle Test Kits
  • 1 Lead Nitrate, 5 mL
  • 1 GSR SEM Kit
  • 1 SEM Cards Set
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Digital Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide (downloaded from Internet)
  •  Internet Connection
  •  Computer, Laptop, or Tablet
  • 16 Disposable Gloves
  •  Cotton Swabs
  • 8 Metric Rulers
  • 1 Document Camera
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