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

$119.00

Based on the Who Took Fluffy?™ story, in this Hair Analysis Lab students learn how to identify the characteristics of hair.

Students learn how to use a microscope and their unaided eyes to identify these characteristics. Matching the control samples with the evidence, students determine which of the people involved in the case the hair evidence belongs.

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

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

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Based on the Who Took Fluffy?™ story, in this Hair Analysis Lab students learn how to identify the characteristics of hair. These include Cuticle, Cortex, Medulla and the shape of the hair shaft. Students learn how to use a microscope and their unaided eyes to identify these characteristics. Matching the control samples with the evidence, students determine which of the people involved in the case the hair evidence belongs. When conducted with the other labs in the activity, the student’s determinations reached in the Hair 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?™ Hair Analysis Lab includes everything to support a class of 15 students (teacher must provide microscope):
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • One copy master Student’s Guide
  • One copy master “The Story of Who Took Fluffy™” booklet
  • Microscope Slides
  • Coverslips
  • Forceps
  • Pipet
  • Sharpie® Marker
  • Access to the Online Evidence Viewer
The Student’s Guide includes:
  • Clearly written, graphically-rich, easy-to-understand science lesson on Hair Analysis
  • 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
  • Hair Analysis Lab 1 – Analyze Your Own Hair – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Hair Analysis Lab 2 – Analyze Control Samples – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Hair Analysis Lab 3 – Analyze Crime Scene Evidence – estimated time to complete – one 45-minute class/lab period
  • Hair Analysis Lab 4 – Match Control Sample With Crime Scene 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 (teacher must provide microscope)
  • Microscope Slides
  • Coverslips
  • Forceps
  • Pipet
  • Sharpie® Marker
  • Water (Teacher provided)