Forensic Analysis of Fabrics and Fibers

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Forensic Analysis of Fabrics and Fibers
Educational Materials Forensics Educational Materials Crime Scene Evidence Learning Activities
What Can You Learn from Fabric?

  • Learn forensic techniques used to analyze fabrics
  • Discover how a fabric's physical and chemical characteristics can be unique
This kit has been designed to introduce students to the concepts of fabric and fiber analysis. Experiments in this kit cover the areas of cloth weave identification, microscopic fiber analysis, burn testing and chemical analysis. Students will first analyze a group of known materials to learn the various techniques. They will then be given a crime scene sample and need to test materials taken from four suspects to try and identify who might be involved.

Materials Included:
Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)
Hydrochloric Acid
Sodium Hydroxide
Mounting Medium
pH Strips
Microscope Slides and Coverslips
Lead Acetate Paper
Metal Forceps
Cotton Fabric Sample
Wool Fabric Sample
Acetate Fabric Sample
Polypropylene Fabric Sample
Polyester Fabric Sample
Crime Scene Sample
Suspect Samples #1-4