Curriculum linked science incursions. These workshops are 100% hands-on. 

Students learn molecular biology techniques and have the chance to experience studying DNA in practice. 

 
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In Da Pendant Genes

In this activity, students will extract DNA from their own cheek cells and leave class wearing their DNA in a stylish glass pendant around their neck. 30 minutes. 

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Whose DNA was left behind? 

Forensic DNA fingerprinting has become a universally accepted crime-fighting tool. Recent advances use the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify human DNA obtained from crime scenes allow us to identify a suspect. 60 minutes.

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In Search of my Father

This experiment introduces students to the use of DNA fingerprinting in a simulated paternity determination. A child’s DNA fingerprint is compared with his parents to learn about heredity of genetic traits. 60 minutes. 

 

Professional Learning workshops also available. Contact us for more information.