This science project was done by Alicia, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI).
Alicia is very interested in forensics and wanted to complete a science project related to forensics.
What is the most common fingerprints on humans?
Describe the problem. What is the most common fingerprint in humans?
Gather information. (Research) There are three types of fingerprints The three types of fingerprints are Whirls, loops, and ridges. We found that the most common one was the loops with sixty to sixty five percent. We also found out that whirls is the next common fingerprint with thirty to thirty five percent. The least common would be arches or ridges with five percent.
Count the number of each type of fingerprint and record data
My hypothesis was correct. The loop was the most common fingerprint.
Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, and in the design: decide on types, how much, and accuracy of data needed to produce reliable measurements and consider limitations on the precision of the data (e.g., number of trials, cost, risk, time), and refine the design accordingly. (HS-ESS2-5)