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Hair Analysis – Science activity for Kids from Forensic Kit

Hair Analysis Test is a forensic science experiment for Kids where hair strands were collected from the crime scene investigation site – as well as from the suspects. Since we have a list of suspects – we need to find out the culprit. We will use a magnifying glass or a smartphone microscope to find out the hair strand that matcheswith the  collected sample.


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

  • Hair strands collected from the scene
  • Hair strand samples
  • Magnifying class
  • Forceps
  • Smartphone Microscope ( Optional – Made from Previous Science Kit)
  • Activity Book (Investigation)

Youtube Video for the Experiment

Images & Step by Step for Instructions for Experiment

Hair Analysis 1

Step 1:  Take the hair sample out of the bag with Forceps for testing and keep it on the white sheet/ White lit Smarphone. Open white Image on your Smartphone . You can Search on Google for white Image or Click here.

Hair Analysis 2

Step 2: Use a Magnifying glass to find out the color of the Hair Sample.

Hair Analysis 3

Step 3: You can also  use a smarphone microscope made from Previous Science Kit (Optional)

Hair Analysis 4

Step 4: Take the samples and the evidence from the crime scene and compare. Enter your recordings in the Activity Recording sheet Part of your Forensic Science Kit by Zlife Education.

Hair Analysis :

In this experiment, you match the hair strands found at the crime scene with the samples.

Different Color of hair:

  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Brown

Types of hair:

  • Curly
  • Straight
  • Wavy

Hair follicle is an organ that produces hair. The shape of the hair follicle has an effect on the hair shape and texture of the individual’s hair.

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