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Foot Print to Height Test from Forensic Kit for Kids

Foot to Height Test is a fun forensic science experiment where foot prints were collected from the crime scene and we have a list of suspects. How can we find the height of a person with just his/her footprint? Let’s learn!

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

  • Footprint from scene
  • Measuring tape
  • Scale

Youtube Video for the Experiment

Images & Step by Step for Instructions for Experiment

Foot-Height 1

Step 1: Take the Shoe print and measure the length

Foot-Height 2

Step 2: Record the length measured on the sheet.

Step 3: See whose height matches the calculated height.


Foot to Height Relation :

In this experiment, you measure the prints collected from the scene and put the value in the formula given to calculate the height. Once, you get the height; match it with the height of the culprits.

When it comes to determining the size of human bones, standard mathematical values have been assigned to particular bones, and as the size of these bones either increases or decreases, the number changes. These numbers are called anthropometric measurements. Determining a height-to-foot ratio is most relevant when it is not possible to physically measure the height.


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