Forensics

Heading into a forensics lab opens up a world of chemistry. Learn about the science behind crime investigations and try some of the techniques for yourself with these links. 

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Forensic Chemistry Lab
Visit a forensic chemist’s lab and see what she does during a typical day.


  • Mixed Reception
    A mysterious death… Was it murder? Interview suspects, investigate the crime scene, and analyze evidence using this video-based activity.
  • Use Super Glue To Reveal Latent Fingerprints
    Dig out your tube of Super Glue from the back of the cupboard and try this popular method of visualizing fingerprints.

Go behind the scenes of real-life crimes and learn about how chemistry was used to investigate these cases.