Discover how forensic scientists use hair to assist in solving crimes. You will discover the differences between human and animal hair as well as differences among different types of human hair. In the second part of the activity, you will try to determine the origin of a hair sample from a crime scene in relation to hair samples from four known suspects. This activity includes a Teachers Manual and Student Guide and Analysis copy-masters. There is enough material for 5 groups.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A; LS1.C
Performance Expectations: HS-LS1-1; HS-LS1-6
Cross Cutting Concepts: Energy and Matter; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
1 box Microscope Slides
1 pkg Coverslips
1 Deer Hair Sample
1 Cat Hair Sample
4 Human Hair Samples
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