You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)
Bags, quart/liter plastic zip
Drying dishes (saucers, oven dishes, etc.)
Pen, felt-tip marking
Specimens: soil (see text)
Although the only real danger in this lab session is handling hot material, as a matter of good practice, you should always wear splash goggles and gloves when doing lab work.
Because the makeup of soil can vary so much over a small area, the first task faced by the forensic analyst is to gather known ...