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Forensics of Soil and Mineral Analysis (Materials for up to 10 groups)

Original price $252.99
Current price $217.30
SKU IS9015
  • Experiment kit designed to teach students about soil and glass, and the forensic techniques used to analyze them
  • Students will use simulated soil and glass samples to determine who stole Mrs. Green's cookies
  • Kit contains enough material for 10 groups, including chemicals, observation sheets, and student exercise copymasters
  • Perfect experiment for high school chemistry and forenscis classes and beyond
  • Safety data sheets included to inform safe storage and maintenance of chemicals

A crime has been committed and it's up to you to help prove who did it. This kit has been designed to introduce students to the field of forensic soil analysis by providing them with a set of soil and glass samples that have been recovered from a crime scene to compare with a set of samples taken from various suspects. Students will compare samples based on physical observations using polarized, UV, and standard light, both under ambient conditions and after heating the samples. The properties of the samples will be tested by measuring particle size distributions, material acidity, particle density gradient, and mineral composition. This kit contains 10 unique sets of materials that will accommodate up to 30 students when working in groups of 3. Safety data sheets, teacher's manual, and student study guide copymasters are included. Kit Includes: 10 x 1.5 ml Universal Indicator 28 ml Bromoform 28 ml Bromobenzene 10 x 6 ml 0.5M Potassium Chromate 10 x 6 ml 0.5M Hydrochloric Acid 10 x 12 g Soil Sample A 10 x 12 g Soil Sample B 10 x 12 g Soil Sample C 10 x 12 g Soil Sample D 10 x 12 g Crime Scene Soil Sample 10 Magnifying Glass 10 Forceps 5 Capped Test Tubes 20 Polarizing Filters 2 x 10 g Glass Sample A 2 x 10 g Glass Sample B 2 x 10 g Crime Scene Glass Sample 50 Drying Dishes 10 Sieve Screen, Small 10 Sieve Screen, Large 10 Plastic Scoops 72 Glass Slides 10 Universal Indicator color charts DOT Info: Small quantity exemption 173.4 THIS PACKAGE CONFROMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, Phenolphthalein, Bromoform, Chromium, hexavalent compounds, Lead and lead compounds and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to

For Laboratory Use Only

Not for drug, food, or household use. Keep out of reach of children. For more information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet.