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Learning Labs

forensic science

Crime Lab

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Fingerprint Analysis
Learn and observe the different types of fingerprints.

Collect Your Own DNA (PDF)
Extract your own DNA for an up-close look.

Candy Chromatography
Use forensic science to analyze different types of candy.

Additional resources

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
www.aafs.org

Science Spot: Forensic Science Lessons
sciencespot.net/Pages/classforsci.html

Discovery Channel Forensic Science Lesson Plans
www.discoveryeducation.com/search/page/-/-/lesson-plan/forensic%20science/index.cfm

Forensic Science Resource List
www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ScienceP/forensic/

PBS Teachers: Forensic Science
www.pbs.org/teachers/thismonth/forensics/index3.html

University of Colorado: Forensic Science
www.colorado.edu/outreach/BSI/k12activities/forensics.html

CSI Web Adventures
forensics.rice.edu/en/For-Educators/Cool-Links.html

Career connections

American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Choosing a Career
aafs.org/students/choosing-career/