VRG students do Forensic science lab work – for “real” . . .

ImageVRG staff, Roger Lister and Björn Olsson took their Forensic science classes to the Vetenskapens Hus last week – to try out DNA analysis, for real.
The purpose of the visit was for the students to practically investigate how DNA is used in forensic science. The students got a crime scenario and they had to solve the crime using DNA techniques used in real forensic labs.Image
Why not do these labs on campus?  The school has no access to a PCR machine, which runs into the milllions and is needed to do DNA analysis.
Students seemed very positive and were very engaged throughout, even though the lab was 3 hours long. L

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ots of the theory in the lab links nicely with Bio 1 and Kemi 2.
Thanks Roger and Björn for a study trip with “real” learning.

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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