Forensic Science: Introduction to DNA Fingerprinting Kit
Forensics Educational Materials
Fingerprint Analysis Learning Activities
Gives students a real feel for what it takes to be a real detective
This basic introduction to forensic science covers many bases, including cells, cell structure, and magnification.
Students use this information to construct a model "chromosome" with color-coded "genes" representing some physical traits of the suspect.
The process of DNA mapping and DNA fingerprinting is carefully explained. Students will be able to read simulated DNA x-ray films to positively identify the perpetrators of the crime.
This kit contains 5 activities and material for 15 groups of two students. Material is reusable.