Collecting and Using Fingerprint Evidence
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! View video of a police officer gathering fingerprint evidence at a crime scene as he describes the process and answers student questions about the work and forensics science involved.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Forensics-28**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use this idea for any of the forensic videos in the collection: Use the videos to help students develop a complete script for their own classroom crime and the forensics used to solve it. The forensics videos deal with blood, fingerprint, footprint evidence as well as other techniques. Have students view these videos, take notes and ideas and write scenes for their crime and solution.


To learn more about Forensics, check out the full program this segment is edited from: The Science Behind Criminal Investigations 2. (Unique ID: Forensics-10)

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.