Extend learning with these resources.
Pre- and post-visit activities
Glass Chip Analysis (PDF)
Calculate the density of seven glass samples to determine which one matches the "unknown" sample.
Ink Chromatography (PDF)
Use paper chromatography and calculate the retention factor of ink to determine what marker wrote a ransom note.
Fiber Test (PDF)
Observe fibers under a microscope and perform a burn test.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Virtual gel electrophoresis
PBS Teachers: Forensic Science
University of Colorado: Forensic Science
CSI Web Adventures
American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Choosing a Career