UNC's DESTINY Traveling Program Visits O'Neal
One of the traveling laboratories from UNC-Chapel Hill's DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program recently stopped at The O'Neal School for the first time.
Students from two of Cindi Carr's biology classes were on board the traveling lab to perform a lab exercise called "Case of the Crown Jewels." They assumed the role of forensic scientists and performed DNA restriction analysis (popularly known as DNA fingerprinting) to analyze drops of "blood" and other kinds of evidence found at crime scenes as they determine which suspects were guilty or innocent.
Carr attended a DESTINY teacher workshop in her spare time to learn how to incorporate the DESTINY curriculum module "Case of the Crown Jewels" into her classroom, which also made her eligible to request a visit from one of the DESTINY traveling science laboratories.
The DESTINY Program serves secondary schools in North Carolina by bringing contemporary science and technology to teachers and students -- at no cost.?
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