CSI Techniques - Practice Activities

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Explore three methods used to identify, collect & analyze evidence and how scientific principles & simple formulas help to solve crimes with these mini activities which are ideal for grades 6-8.

After completing these experiments, students will understand:

  • Patterns found in fingerprints are unique to individuals and perspiration leaves invisible fingerprints
  • Liquids have distinct splashes that vary depending on the force and distance acting on the drop
  • A humans height can be determined by the relationship of the measurement of the femur bone

Additional resources required:

  • 1 artist’s paintbrush
  • 1 piece of charcoal
  • Packing tape
  • White paper 
  • 2 balloons
  • Water 
  • Metric tape measure