Forensics for Junior School

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Merilyn1
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Forensics for Junior School

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Hi All
Just wondering if any of you have ideas for forensic-type pracs that the junior school could use? I don't think the little guys would be interested in blood splash analysis or luminol spray (Or maybe their teachers wouldn't want them!). Obviously there is finger printing, maybe shoe print comparison? I know someone who works in forensics, and had many conversations with him, but at the moment all I can think of is stuff that involves dead people! Maybe not quite appropriate :cheesy:
Ines
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Re: Forensics for Junior School

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https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classforscilsn.html
Hi Merilyn,
Check this website, it has a lot of ideas for forensics.
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Louise
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Re: Forensics for Junior School

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Just A few ideas:
soil testing pH or salinity
blood testing using precipate reactions ( I can email you the recipe)
florescence of different oils ( using uv light)
fibre and hair slide making then matching to swatch
chromatography using black pens or quink coloured differently with food colouring
fingerprints
lip prints
DNA onion extraction
glass matching (a clear overhead cut up and numbered)
Flame test
forgery writing
mystery white powder testing (salt sugar plaster of paris KI )
Ballistics (weigh and observe different Empty cartridges and bullets
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