Target Grades: 6-14
Analysis of Documents includes a series of lab investigations in which types of paper, ink, pencil marks, typewriting, and handwriting are analysed using microscopic observation, UV light, chromatography, replicating techniques, and wet chemistry to determine forgery of checks and alteration of notes and messages. Culminates in the analysis of secret messages. Includes instructional manuals and reproducible student worksheets. Required, but not included: Microscope, UV light, hot plate (or heat lamp or oven), lemon juice or milk, erasers, cotton balls, clear tape, small jars, watch glasses or beakers. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of four. Meets national standards for grade levels 6-12.