Museum Victoria | Forensic Science
Become a forensic scientist in your own home with Forensic Science by Science & Nature. Use the same methods as the experts in 4 exciting activities.
Cast prints and match pattern evidence to suspects’ shoes.
Create a fingerprint database and learn how to lift and analyse a mystery print.
Extract your own DNA.
Use chromatography to analyse and identify different inks.
Contents: 2 bags of Plaster of Paris (gypsum); 2 plastic cups; vial of commercial baker’s starch; vial of graphite powder; paintbrush; dropper pipette; disposable gloves; chromatography paper; 2 test tubes; magnifier and full colour booklet with photo storyboard instructions.
Some activities require household items that are not provided. Age 8 – 12 years.