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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Chapter 9. Lab II-2 Study the Morphology of Human Scalp Hair

Equipment and Materials

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.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Coverslips

  • Forceps

  • Glycerol

  • Magnifier

  • Pipettes

  • Ruler

  • Slides, flat

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Microscope (40X, 100X, and 400X)

  • Ocular micrometer/reticle (optional)

  • Specimens: human scalp hair (see text)

Warning

Although none of the activities in this lab session present any significant risks, as a matter of good practice, you should always wear splash goggles, gloves, and protective clothing when working in the lab, if only to avoid contaminating specimens. Obviously, ...

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