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Leave Your Print: Basic Fingerprinting

Dust for fingerprints
In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science



High School

Imprint your science expertise on the topic of dactyloscopy, the study of fingerprints. Fingerprints are completely unique, with no 2 people discovered to have identical prints. Using fingerprinting supplies and materials from Carolina, you can bring this activity into your classroom and introduce forensics in an exciting way. The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practice: Asking Questions; Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • NGSS Core Idea: Engineering, Technology, and the Applications of Science 2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

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