November 7-10, 2017
Carnegie Science Center
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DNA evidence has revolutionized our ability to prosecute and exonerate crime suspects, often with life and death consequences. Students explore this intersection of biotechnology and criminal law in depth as they:
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences Outreach Program.
Students interested in an in-depth exploration of the application of DNA evidence in CSI.
Science and technology topics include: biology, chemistry, information technology, careers, critical thinking, forensics & law
Program Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
November 7, 2017 – 10 am*, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 8, 2017 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 9, 2017 – 10 am*, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 10, 2017 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
* Program for this time has been filled.
Movies, Books ...
GATTACA: a thoughtful film about society prejudices and the potential dark side of messing with mother nature. A breathtaking, if somewhat cold and sterile, look into the future. (movie trailer)
The Blooding: a novel about the first use of DNA fingerprinting in a court case based on the discovery of genetic fingerprinting by Alec Jeffreys.
Do it – competition, volunteer, games, make it, lesson plan
In the News
Medical Laboratory Specialist (interesting & depthful): Video Interview
Anchors: S8.A.1.3, S8.A.2.1, S8.A.2.2, S8.B.1.1, S8.B.2.2
Standards: 3.1.7.E, 3.3.7(A.C), 3.8.7 (A, B, C)
Anchors: S11.A.1.1; S11.A.1.3; S11.A.2.2; S11.A.3.1; S11.B.2.2
Standards: 3.1.10 E; 3.1.12 E; 3.3 10(A, C0; 3.3.12 (A, C); 3.8.10 (A, B, C); 3.8.12 (A, B, C)