The Home Zone: Get Familiar with Fingerprints

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Welcome to The Home Zone, Science and Children’s new column that presents simple everyday science activities for children and their families to do together. We hope you’ll find the activities a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your children and learn something new at the same time. This month we consider fingerprints—a “handy” physical feature that we all have but are unique to each one of us. This brief discussion of fingerprints followed by a fingerprint classification activity is appropriate for children to do at home with their families.

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  • on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:36 PM

The article is really informative providing wonderful background and information on fingerprinting. The information is easily modifiable for middle school. I appreciate how the key vocabulary, such as minutiae and latent are well defined. This section was meant to be a tear out for students to use while examining fingerprints. It is an exceptional resource.

Sandy Gady  (Renton, WA)
Sandy Gady (Renton, WA)

  • on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:58 PM

This lesson is straight forward and written for students to use. It is easy and informative.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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