Forensic Chemistry of Hair Analysis

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Grades 6-12.

Discover how forensic scientists use hair to assist in solving crimes. You will discover the differences between human and animal hair as well as differences among different types of human hair. In the second part of the activity, you will try to determine the origin of a hair sample from a crime scene in relation to hair samples from four known suspects. Contains enough material for 15 groups.

This activity includes:

  • Teacher's manual
  • Student guide
  • Analysis copy-masters
  • One box of microscope slides
  • One package of coverslips
  • Hair samples: deer, cat, and four human
  • 15 forceps
  • 15 wax pencils

Materials needed:

  • Light microscopes

Item Weight: 1.75
Brand: Innovating Science
Prop 65:
Age: 11 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Grade: 6 - 12
School Type: Middle School, High School
Subject Areas: Genetics & Forensic Science


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