Science Night October 2021, Topic - Genetics/DNA/Forensics – The Science Behind CSI


"Genetics/DNA/Forensics – The Science Behind CSI" featuring MagLab Scientist Dr. Faith Scott

Ever wonder why detectives look for small traces of DNA at a crime scene? DNA isn’t just a unique identifier for individuals, it’s the key to how our physical traits show up as we grow up. Come learn what DNA actually is and why it is such a fascinating part of life!

Household supplies for hands-on activity:

  • 10-15 toothpicks
  • Gummy bears, gumdrops, or other soft candy in four colors, 10 of each color
  • Two Twizzlers or similar rope-like candy
  • Paper
  • Pen