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Summer SAVY Session 6, Day 2, Cracking the Case

Posted by on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Our class excelled at creating our fingerprints yesterday. Today, they made a very impressive model of a DNA strand. Students learned about what DNA is and how it is used in forensic science. Then, students completed a lab experiment where they extracted DNA from a strawberry. How cool! This is one that they might want to recreate at home! 

Students worked to achieve these daily objectives through our labs:  

  • Extract DNA strands from a crime scene 
  • Analyze patterns in DNA strands to infer identities of suspects 
  • Apply evidence from DNA strands to a criminal case 
  • Describe the relationship between scientific evidence and suspects in a criminal case