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Fingerprints scenario (activity for Honey Mystery 3)

Summary: 
Look at the "fingerprints" of the remaining two suspects in The Honey Mystery and compare to prints found at the scene of the crime, to identify who stole the honey.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Materials: 

Worksheet (attached)

Procedure: 

This is the last activity of the Honey Mystery.

Students compare the "fingerprints" of the left paw of each cat (as the investigators determined that someone picked up the honey jar with their left hand). See the worksheet.
Identify whether each print is an arch, loop or whorl.

Then look at the prints found on the honey jar (this can be given as a separate piece of paper to stick onto the worksheet).
identify which cat made the prints on the jar.

For our case, it was the black cat that stole the honey.

Attached documents: 
Grades taught: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teacher: 
Donna Greening
Ingrid
Jane Kemp
Teaching site: 
General Gordon Elementary
ingridscience afterschool
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary