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Kit Forensics Of Soil & Mineral Analysis

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A crime has been committed and it’s up to you to help prove who did it. This kit has been designed to introduce students to the field of forensic soil analysis by providing them with a set of soil and glass samples that have been recovered from a crime scene to compare with a set of samples taken from various suspects. Students will compare samples based on physical observations using polarized, UV and standard light both under ambient conditions and after heating the samples. The properties of the samples will be tested by measuring particle size distributions, material acidity, particle density gradient and mineral composition. This kit contains 10 unique sets of materials that will accommodate up to 30 students when working in groups of 3. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2.A; PS1.A; PS1.B Performance Expectations: MS-ESS2-1; MS-PS1-2 Cross Cutting Concepts: Stability and Change; Patterns Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data Kit Includes: 10 x 1.5mL Universal Indicator 28mL Bromoform 28mL Bromobenzene 10 x 6mL Potassium Chromate, 0.5M 10 x 6mL Hydrochloric Acid, 0.5M 10 x 12g Soil Sample A 10 x 12g Soil Sample B 10 x 12g Soil Sample C 10 x 12g Soil Sample D 10 x 12g Crime Scene Soil Sample 10 Magnifying Glass 10 Forceps 5 Capped Test Tubes 20 Polarizing Filters 2 x 10g Glass Sample A 2 x 10g Glass Sample B 2 x 10g Crime Scene Glass Sample 50 Drying Dishes 10 Sieve Screen, Small 10 Sieve Screen, Large 10 Plastic Scoops 72 Glass Slides 10 Universal Indicator color charts DOT Info: Small quantity exemption 173.4 THIS PACKAGE CONFROMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only *”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phenolphthalein/Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, Bromoform, Chromium, hexavalent compounds, Lead and lead compounds and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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