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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fingerprint Science

Yesterday, we continued our study of skin by taking our fingerprints. We learned that while each person's fingerprints are different, they have four basic patterns - whorl, arch, double loops and simple loop. Clementine wondered aloud if one of her fingers was one way, all her fingers would be the same way (like all whorls, for example). It would also be interesting, I think, for family members to compare types of fingerprints.

Your child can show you how to do it - you will need a pencil, some paper and some tape. A magnifying glass will help, but it isn't absolutely necessary.

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

Young CSI's in training. I like this project a lot.