Who Took Fluffy?™️ Real World Forensic Science Lab Activity: Fiber Analysis (15 Students)

$119.00

Based on the details of the Diablo Highway crime scene, in this Fiber Analysis Lab, students learn how to identify the characteristics of common fibers that help to make up the fabrics of our lives and use this knowledge in the investigation of the crime.

Kit includes everything to support a class of 15 students. For grades 3-6.

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Based on the Who Took Fluffy?™ story, in this Fiber Analysis Lab students learn how to identify the characteristics of common fibers that help to make up the fabrics of our lives: cotton, wool, linen and silk. Students learn the origins and the characteristics of these fibers and how to identify them when viewed through a microscope. Matching the control samples with the evidence, students determine which of the people involved in the case the fiber evidence belongs.

When conducted with the other labs in the activity, the student’s determinations reached in the Fiber Analysis Lab will help them to solve the case and get the answer to the question: Who Took Fluffy?™ 

For grades 3-6.

The Who Took Fluffy?™ Fiber Analysis Lab includes everything to support a class of 15  students:
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • One copy master Student’s Guide
  • One copy master “The Story of Who Took Fluffy™” booklet
  • Forceps
  • Microscope slides
  • Microscope (Teacher provided)
  • Coverslips
  • Access to the Online Evidence Viewer
The Student’s Guide includes:
  • Clearly written, graphically-rich, easy-to-understand science lesson on fibers.
  • Easy-to-follow procedures for the lab activities
  • Answer tables for the students to record their results and submit
The Teacher’s Guide includes:
  • Everything included in the Student Guide
  • Tips for the teacher on how to prepare for and conduct the lab
  • The answer key
  • Fiber Analysis Lab 1 - Analyze Provided Fiber – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Fiber Analysis Lab 2 - Analyze And Identify Fiber Of Control Samples – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Fiber Analysis Lab 3 - Analyze And Identify Fiber Of Evidence – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Fiber Analysis Lab 4 - Match Control Samples With Evidence – estimated time to complete – 20 minutes
Materials included in this lab activity include enough of the tools and supplies below to support a class of 15 students.
  • Fiber samples – Control
  • Fiber samples – Evidence
  • Forceps
  • Microscope slides
  • Microscope (Teacher provided)
  • Coverslips