STEM Investigations: Fingerprint Classification
Forensics Educational Materials
Fingerprint Analysis Learning Activities
Real world STEM investigation.
- Additional optional activities included
- Students create classification system
In this lab activity students will learn about the history of fingerprinting as a tool for identification. They then will analyze fingerprints for common characteristics and create a classification system using those characteristics.
Once they have created a system, they will analyze class data using the system that is used worldwide for classification. This kit includes an optional activity where students can practice lifting a fingerprint and comparing it to a 'crime scene' print. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s guide and student guide copymasters are included.