Fabric Test 2

Fabric Analysis for Forensic Science Experiment for Kids

Fabric Test is a fun forensic science experiment where a piece of fabric was collected from the crime scene as well as from the suspects. Now, we have to find out the culprit. Use food color and magnifying glass to know the weave and absorption of the fabric. Is this fabric leading us to the culprit or not? Let’s find out!

Fabric Analysis for Forensic Science Experiment for Kids

Safety First! 
Adult Supervision Required. Wear safety goggles where ever required

Materials and tools required for the Experiment

Material Required

Materials from your Kitchen / Home

  • Food Color
  • Pipette
  • Spoons
  • Plastic Cups : 3
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Water

Youtube Video for the Experiment

Images & Step by Step for Instructions for Experiment

Fabric Test 1

Step 1:  Take the samples out of the bag and keep it on the plate.

Fabric Test 2

Step 2: Using a pipette drop food color on the fabric and see how fast the fabric absorbs.

Fabric Test 3

Step 3: You can also see the weave of the fabric.


Fabric Analysis :

In this experiment, you drop a droplet on the sample pieces and see how the fabric absorbs the liquid.

Types of fabric:

  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Rylon
  • Nylon
  • Cotton
  • Polyester

These fabrics also have different weave. You can use your magnifying glass to look at the difference in the weaves of the fabric. Depending on the weave, the fabric absorbs water or any sort of Liquid.

For e.g.- Since, wool have a bigger weave than polyester; wool would absorb the liquid faster than polyester.


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