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Forensic Mystery

A magnifying glass is held over fingerprints

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Something has gone missing from a science lab! What happened is a mystery… but CAGIS is on the case! In this session, we will learn real forensic science techniques, discover the ins and outs of fingerprint analysis, and put our skills to the test to solve this scientific mystery.

This session is linked to our upcoming Forensic Science Off Limits video and STEM Challenge!


Ages 7-11: 8 am PT • 9 am MT • 10 am CT • 11 am ET • 12 pm AT
Ages 11-16: 10 am PT • 11 am MT • 12 pm CT • 1 pm ET • 2 pm AT

Materials and Preparation

You will need the following materials for this activity: 

  • An ink pad (can be purchased from the Dollar Store) or a dark-coloured washable marker
  • A light-coloured balloon
  • A few sheets of paper towel (we will need to wet one of them)
  • Clear Scotch tape (must be clear)
  • A sheet of white or light-coloured paper
  • A pencil (must be a pencil – a pen or marker will not work)

Meet the Expert

Jenna Comstock

Jenna Comstock

Dr. Jenna Comstock is a Forensic Practitioner at Ontario Tech University.


This programming was developed by Natalia Mangos and Jenna Comstock.

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