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ENJOY THE EASTER BREAK AND SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2021

Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

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Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

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2.03.21

LI: Plan and carry out a range of enquiries, including writing methods, identifying and controlling variables, deciding on equipment and data to collect and making predictions based on prior knowledge and understanding. 

 

Today we are looking at fingers prints, yours and your families. Your first task is to gather finger prints. Coat your finger tip in ink (pen or a ink pad would be good) ensuring it's fully covered. You can then press your finger onto a piece of paper to reveal your finger print. Get you family members to do this too and print them next to each other on the piece of paper (make sure you label them so you know whose to whose).

 

Examine the fingerprints (use a magnifying glass if you have one) and determine which of your family members have which type of finger print. There are 3 main types: whorl, arch and loop. However, some fingers may exhibit two patterns. Fingerprints develop in the womb and are not inherited. Even identical twins have different fingerprints. 

 

Using the information of your families finger prints, create a graph or table of your findings. Who has the which type of finger print and which is the most common? Do you all have the same or are you different? Is there a reason for being the same or different? 

 

 

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