The high school genomics workshops are hands-on lessons in DNA sequencing and debates in genetics for MESA and High School Human Genome Program (HSHGP) and all other schools. Past workshops, our CSI Seattle skit in particular, have been well received, and students have always requested our return with more activities. If you are interested in arranging a speaker for your class, please contact Lisa Peterson for more information.
CSI Seattle Workshop
Based on the hit television show "CSI", GenOM has created an interactive workshop to teach students about DNA technology. The storyline, called "The Ice Heist," follows a Seattle PD detective as he tries to unravel a case of jewelry theft in downtown Seattle. The students serve as the crime scene investigators as they learn how to use DNA fingerprinting through gel electrophoresis to uncover the identity of the thief in this "whodunit" thriller. Students have responded well to the activity which blends science with real life situations to show students that not only can science be applied in the real world, but it can be fun and entertaining as well!
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Lisa Peterson, Director
Cheryl Allendoerfer, Research Scientist
Office of Research
Gerberding Hall G76
Seattle, WA 98195
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