Are your fingerprint inherited?

science fair project john

problem

The problem is that I'm trying to find out if related people has the same category of the fingerprints. And see if unrelated people will have the same category of the fingerprints.

hypothesis

I think that related people will have the same category of the fingerprints, and unrelated people will have the same category of the fingerprints.

materials

  • Printer papers
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

procedure

First you need to rup a pencil on a piece of paper, and make a square 3 by 3in. Then you put the index finger on the square. After the finger gets black, then you put the index finger on a piece of tape. Cut the piece of tape that has the fingerprint. Put the piece of tape on the printer paper. You have to do that for 15 related pairs and unrelated pairs. Then you compare the category of each pair to see if they have the same category. Finally make a table for each unrelated pair, and related pairs to show that they have the same category or not.

results

The results were that some of the related pairs had the same category, but the others didn't. Some of the unrelated people had the same category and others didn't.

conclusion

I was kind of wrong and right. It turns out that it depends on the person because some could randomly have the same category as the other person.