To catch a bomber
Science has a big role to play in helping to investigate terrorist attacks. This activity introduces a forensic technique to expose bombers - using chromatography to detect traces of explosives in body hair. Students use diagrams and sequence cards to explain the technique in a magazine.
- Students will learn how to use chromatography to detect explosives in body hair
Blueprint curriculum link
- Unit: Substances & particles
- Concept: Mixtures: Mixtures can be separated due to differences in the physical properties of the individual substances
- Learning stage: Analyse
- Teachers guide
- PDF file
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