Fingerprinted

As part of learning about Keeping Ourselves Safe, we had a visit from Constable Tash and we were fascinated with all the equipment she keeps attached to her belt.

We thought it would be fun to learn a bit more about what the police do. One of these things is taking fingerprints at crime scenes. They do it to identify the culprit of a crime.

We read a journal story all about the art of fingerprinting and we listened to the online audio to make sure we understood all the technical language. We looked at pictures of whorls, loops and arch patterns. We wanted to find out if our fingerprints are rare or common. We found that loops are fairly common. We also found out that your fingerprints are set even before you are born and they do not change.

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We_ve rounded up a suspect

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Putting the print on paper

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Establishing our patterns

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Maraea does some investigating

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Chelsy has a loop fingerprint

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Chase gets up and close

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Emmeline eyes up the detail

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Jovarn studies the theory first

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Kobe has everyone identified

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We used our journal and online audio to understand the text

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Samuel gives fingerprinting the thumbs up

11 Samuel gives fingerprinting the thumbs up