In this lab activity students will learn about the history of fingerprinting as a tool for identification. They then will analyze fingerprints for common characteristics and create a classification system using those characteristics. Once they have created a system, they will analyze class data using the system that is used worldwide for classification. This kit includes an optional activity where students can practice lifting a fingerprint and comparing it to a “crime scene” print. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s guide and Student Guide copymasters are included. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; LS1.B; LS3.A; LS3.B; ETS1.B; ETS1.C Performance Expectations: 2-PS1-1; 3-LS3-1; MS-ETS1-3 Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data Kit Includes: 25g Fingerprint Powder 15 Fingerprint Brushes 15 Hand Magnifiers 15 Acetate Sheets 1 Ink Pad DOT Info: Non-regulated WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon Black, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. *”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.