STEM Investigations: Fingerprint Classification

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Grades 6-8.

Students will learn about the history of fingerprinting as a tool for identification, 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 classification system that is used worldwide
  • Includes an optional activity where students can practice lifting a fingerprint and comparing it to a crime scene print
  • Enough materials for 15 groups


  • Kit includes:
    • 25 g fingerprint powder
    • 15 fingerprint brushes
    • 15 hand magnifiers
    • 15 acetate sheets
    • 1 ink pad
    • Teacher's guide
    • Student study guide copy-masters

Item Weight: 1.75
Age: 11 yrs. - 13 yrs.
STEAM: Environmental & Life Sciences
Subject Areas: Genetics & Forensic Science, STEM
Brand: Innovating Science
Collections: STEM
Grade: 6 - 8
School Type: Middle School
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