High Tech DNA Electrophoresis Kit for Forensic Investigation
My students need a hands-on DNA Electrophoresis classroom kit to learn how to process and use DNA evidence in an investigation.
This project expired on June 14, 2016.
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Whodunit? This is the central question behind everything that we do in Forensic Science. Forensics is a very hands-on, lab-based class requiring specialized equipment and supplies for student investigation. Students analyze famous cases and learn how to collect and use evidence in investigations.
My school is an urban neighborhood school located within one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the United States.
My students come from a wide range of ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. We have a large immigrant and refugee population, and many students speak English as a 2nd, 3rd, or even 5th language. My students are very passionate and dedicated to their education, but lack many basic resources and supplies.
DNA evidence is probably the highest profile, most effective form of evidence available to investigators today. With this DNA Electrophoresis hands-on classroom kit, students will perform authentic DNA processing techniques in order to create DNA "fingerprints" of several suspects in order to solve a simulated case. Students will learn how to perform DNA Electrophoresis, and to analyze banding patterns in order to match a suspect's DNA to DNA found at a crime scene.
Forensics is a fun and engaging class when students are able to perform authentic crime-lab techniques, but these require specialized equipment and supplies.
Imagine trying to do this when your school has no budget for science! Your donations will help keep the class hands-on and allow my students to practice real-world forensic analysis techniques. This will help prepare them for possible careers in criminal justice and to show them how science can be applied to their lives.
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