To catch a bomber

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.

Learning objective

  • 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

Activity contents

  • Teachers guide
  • PDF file

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