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Product 13063

By: The Flinn Staff

With the Flinn Forensic Files™ DNA Verification Laboratory Kit, students run the DNA of suspects against crime-scene evidence to identify the guilty party.

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DNA is the most conclusive form of evidence to confirm a suspect’s presence at the scene of the crime. Police have narrowed down a list of suspects they think may have committed a series of crimes in the Charleston, SC area. Students run the DNA of three suspects against evidence that was collected from the crime scene to determine the identity of the guilty party.

Complete for six student groups. Electrophoresis chamber, power supply and gel trays are required but not included.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Structure and function
Energy and matter
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.