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Playing detective

Have you ever tip-toed into the kitchen to sneak a biscuit out of the jar when no one was looking? Unless you wore gloves, you probably left behind evidence of your snack attack. A fingerprint expert could likely find fingerprints on the biscuit jar and match them to the unique prints at the end of your fingers. Luckily, most parents are neither fingerprint experts nor crime scene investigators! However, the cookie crumbs around your mouth and chin might still give you away! So take a close look at your palms and the tips of your fingers. Do you see the tiny ridges and lines? If you pressed a finger onto an ink pad and then onto a piece of paper, it would leave a print of the lines and ridges on your finger — a fingerprint!  Your fingerprints are unique. That means that no one else in the world has the exact same set of ridges and lines that you have on your fingers. Did you know not even identical twins have the same fingerprints? Your fingerprints also stay the same forever and this uniqueness and lasting quality make fingerprints one of the best ways to identify a person. So when you touch something, you transfer these substances to whatever you touch, leaving an impression of the ridges and lines on your fingers. These fingerprints are called latent fingerprints —usually can't be seen by the naked eye. However, you can sometimes see them on certain objects, such as a glass bottle. And students did you know just like your fingerprints your tongue print is also special and unique! So have some fun! See what your fingerprints look like! There are three types.I am a loop type! Which one is yours? Let us do this fun activity when we all meet at the centre and hopefully soon. Can’t wait, take care.