Forensic DNA Fingerprinting

Lab Experience/Field Trip

Course Description

This lab will analyze six different DNA samples to determine “whodunit?”. Students will learn (or review) the basics of DNA, genetics, restriction enzymes, and how to analyze DNA evidence for use in criminal or missing persons cases and mass disasters.

Skills Involved
  • Pipetting accuracy
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Analyzing data


Optional Lessons:
  • Using students’ data to develop and use a standard curve
  • Using Excel to organize and graph data

Course Information

Price $10.00/student
Skill Level Intermediate
Age Range 13-17
Duration 3 hours
Min # Students 8
Max # Students 32



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