In this activity students will investigate their fingerprint patterns and arrangements. They will extend the investigation to collect similar data on at least three other family members.
Before the Activity
Be prepared to explain the basics of fingerprints, discuss history of fingerprints, and explain practical applications of this information.
During the Activity
Differentiate between arch, loop, and whorl fingerprints
Lift, record, and identify prints from all ten digits
Infer patterns of fingerprints within families.
Utilize TI 73 to create and analyze categorical lists.
Upon successful completion of this activity, students will be able to: