Fingerprints/Skin – Time Travelers and Dolphin Swimmers

The Skin

This week we learned a few facts about our skin.  We learned about fingerprints, fingerprinted ourselves, and then lifted fingerprints off of drinking glasses.

Here are some questions you can ask your child:  

  • How are fingerprint patterns the same?  How are they different?
  • What do you see in your own fingerprints? 
  • How do you think the police use fingerprints?  What other ways are fingerprints used?
  • What did you find out when you tried to get fingerprints off a drinking glass?  Was it easy?  Hard?  What made it easy or hard?