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Sent in by:
Emily of Wilbraham, MA

Print and finger it out! Be a part of another live international science experiment.
What do you always have but always leave behind? Your fingerprints! No two fingerprints are exactly alike. What do you fingerprints look like?

Instructions

Instructions


  1. Take a pencil and scribble on a piece of paper until you have a nice big black mark.
  2. Then rub your index finger in the mark. Your index finger is the one next to your thumb.
  3. Now get some tape. The best tape to use is called transparent tape or utility tape. Put a piece of it over your finger, press down, and pull it off.
  4. Then put the tape on a piece of paper. Now you can see your fingerprint.


Most people's fingerprints look like a whorl, loop or arch. What does your index look like?

Pick one
whorl loop arch


Some of your Results

John, age 10 of Conyers, GA wrote:
it showed my finger print

Erik, age 10 of GA wrote:
I put on peacie of tape and saw the finger tape I was suprise

Jordan, age 10 of Conyers wrote:
i driw a dark line an put my finger on it an paste it on paper

Randy, age 8 of Lincoln, CA wrote:
I tried it and it came as a loop.

Hector, age 13 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I have the whorl.

Maria, age 14 of Central Falls wrote:
I have the arch.

Yeisson, age 15 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I have the whorl.

Ana of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I had the whorl.

Naroly, age 14 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I have the whorl.

Steven of Central Falls, RI wrote:
Nothing.

Ivandro, age 14 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
Nothing.

Cruella of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discovered I have a whorl fingerprint.

Jonathan of Central Falls, RI wrote:
Nothing.

Nelson of RI wrote:
We can know what kind of finger I have.

Rayza, age 16 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discover I have whorl finguerpoint.

Luz of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discovered I have loop finger print.

Izaquiel of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discoved I have whorl fingerprint.

Jeury of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discoved I have whorl fingerprint.

Michael of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discover I have whorl fingerprints.

Deisy, age 15 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discovery I have loop finger.

Christian, age 16 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
I discoverd.

Ivandro, age 15 of Central Falls, RI wrote:
My fingerprints is arch.

Colin, age 7 of Johnstown, PA wrote:
my finger print was a loop I did't know?

Lily, age 11 of Sioux City, IA wrote:
I tested all of my friends. All of us had arches on our index fingers except me. I have a whorl. We submitted our data to the site. Turns out that most people have loops and whorls. I was very surprised at the data we collected

Sarah, age 9 of Yarmouth, ME wrote:
I chose mine and it was a loop, my brother said it was a hill, my mom said it was a loop and my dad said it was a loop.

Allen, age 12 of Fayetteville, NC wrote:
i foud that I have arches

Joe, age 11 of Menifee, CA wrote:
Mine looked like it has semi-circles

Abby, age 8 of Richland, MO wrote:
me and my grandpa used a chaurcoul pencil and me and my grandpa have a whorl

Tianyi, age 8 of Irvine, CA wrote:
I got a whorl.

Ss, age 9 of Chicago, IL wrote:
when I did it my test results were that I had a loop


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