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Use this integumentary system fingerprinting activity to simulate detective work and FBI or crime scene investigation in your classroom. Everyone has a unique set of fingerprints, even identical twins! In this lab, students will learn about the various types of fingerprint patterns and determine their own pattern for each finger. With this information, they will figure out the distribution of fingerprint patterns within their classroom and graph their data. It's a great mix of math & science...
I set up 4 crimes scenes for students working in teams to analyze. Each had various pieces of evidence pointing to different perpetrators. The students had to work together to properly collect and analyze their evidence. They then had to write a report summarizing their findings and who they believed committed the crime.
"Who Kidnapped Our Principal??" is an engaging activity that brings drawing conclusions and making inferences to LIFE. Students will LOVE this. Create a crime scene and let students infer what each piece of evidence means about the suspect. Students analyze suspects by highlighting what connects them to the crime scene.Included:Top Secret Agent BadgesSuspect DescriptionsStep by Step lesson guidesCrime scene investigation page