The premier destination for fun science projects & experiments for kids grades K-8 since 2010!

NOTHING AS PERSONAL AS FINGERPRINTS

Study your friends’ fingerprints

Suitable For

Grade 1

Difficulty

1

Time Required

 <1 Hour

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

In the following science experiment we will be taking the fingerprints of your friends and protect and preserve it to study later with a magnifying glass.

Topics covered

Fingerprint

What will I need?

  • PENCIL
  • PAPER
  • STICKY TAPE
  • FRIENDS
  • MAGNIFYING GLASS

Procedure (Method)

Unfortunately, this section is only available in the e-book version of the project.

How does it work?

Unfortunately, this section is only available in the e-book version of the project.

The ridges that are on the outer layer of your friend’s skin are blackened by rubbing it against the pencil mark. By pressing the finger on the sticky tape, the ridges come in contact with the glue from the sticky tape and are rubbed off leaving a fingerprint impression. The print is preserved by sticking it on the paper.

Like the sound of it?

Why not check out the full worksheet in one of our popular e-books?

This particular science project can be found in any of the following Experiland e-books:

Experiland e-books contain detailed steps, including illustrations, to complete the science projects from start to finish.

Science project ebooks for kids

Experiland's science e-books contain a diverse range of several hundred of exciting science projects, ideas and experiments.

A project introduction and background, complete listing of required materials, step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the project, why it works, learn more section, as well as a science glossary with all the relevant terms make up each of the all-inclusive science project worksheets in our e-books!

Get your e-Book!