Who Took Fluffy?™️ Real World Forensic Science Lab Activity: Footprint Analysis (Option A, 30 Students)
Based on the Who Took Fluffy?™ story, in this Footprint Analysis Lab students learn how to identify and examine footprints, including those of rabbits and dogs. Matching the control samples with the evidence, students determine which of the people involved in the case the footprint evidence belongs.
When conducted with the other labs in the activity, the student’s determinations reached in the Footprint Analysis Lab will help them to solve the case and get the answer to the question: Who Took Fluffy?™
For grades 3-6. Includes everything to support a class of 30 students.
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- Teacher’s Guide
- One copy master Student’s Guide
- One copy master “The Story of Who Took Fluffy™” booklet
- Black Ink Pad
- Hard Rubber Brayer/Roller
- Nitrile Gloves
- Shoes (Teacher provided)
- Clearly written, graphically-rich, easy-to-understand science lesson on Shoe Impression
- Easy-to-follow procedures for the lab activities
- Answer tables for the students to record their results and submit
- Everything included in the Student Guide
- Tips for the teacher on how to prepare for and conduct the lab
- The answer key
- Footprint Analysis Lab 1 - Analyze Control Samples And Match With Crime Scene Evidence – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
- Footprint Analysis Lab 2 - Using Inked Impressions For Control Samples – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
- Shoeprint samples – Control
- Shoeprint samples– Evidence