Thames & Kosmos Fingerprint Detective

A kit for ollecting and analyzing fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation!
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Are you the next Sherlock Holmes? Find out with this Fingerprint Detective kit!

Collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation, using black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for genetic traits.

Fingerprints were one of the first tools used by forensic investigators and are still an important part of finding criminals today!

Age: 7+

What You Get

Fingerprint Detective kit by Thames & Kosmos. Includes tools required to find and record fingerprints and an eight page manual containing three experiments. Requires adhesive tape, paper and pen (not included).

Parts Included:

  • Graphite powder jar (5g)
  • 2 x Pompoms
  • Magnifying glass
  • Inkpad (two colours)
  • 2 x Transparent plastic sheets
  • 2 x Fingerprint file cards
  • Forensic Scientist Achievement Badge sticker

How Does It Work?

Human fingerprints are highly detailed and nearly unique. They are also difficult to alter, meaning they can be used to prove a person's presence in a particular location. Fingerprints transfer onto certain types of hard surfaces because of excretions of sweat from the eccrine glands.

Fingerprints are formed in the womb from friction exerted on the baby's fingers while touching. They are durable over a lifetime, meaning they do not change dramatically from childhood through to adulthood.


  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Forensics

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

More Information
Length (cm) 24
Width (cm) 18
Height (cm) 3
Age Group 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years
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Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process.  Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.

In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?.

You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.

All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.

International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.

When will my order be shipped?

We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.

If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.

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We ship to both Australian and International customers.

What shipping options are available?

The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.

We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.

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