Forensic Science Lesson & Activity : Introduction to DNA, Nucleotides, & Genes
This is such a FUN way to teach DNA! Kids are immediately interested and give full attention.
This lesson includes:
Intro to forensic science: careers, crime scene, evidence, etc
What is DNA
What makes up DNA
What are nucleotides
What are genes
What is genotyping
What is phenotyping
Activity: kids presented with video of crime scene, list relevant evidence!
*THIS LESSON DOES NOT CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT
Ballistics: Teach physics (Newton's laws, force, motion, acceleration, collisions, etc)
Gas Chromatography: Teach chemistry (periodic table, elements, reactions, properties)
Blood Spatter: Teach gravity, kinetic energy
Spectrometery: Teach waves, light, energy, color, spectrum
DNA Evidence: Teach replication, transcription, translation, genetics, inheritance, etc
*If you would like the powerpoint presentation version of this PLEASE message me, and I will be more than happy to email it to you! I upload all of my slides as PDFs so that they do not lose formatting!