Tuesday, 14 November 2017

CSI: Pathlighters

On 20 October 2017, Secondary 2 students visited the Singapore Science Centre and attended a workshop on the use of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in forensic science. At the two-hour session, Pathlighters delved into the sensational criminal case of O.J. Simpson and the evidence used to bring him to justice.

Our students worked together in groups and had a chance to use actual forensic laboratory instruments such as the micro-pipette and gel electrophoresis tank. It was an eye-opening experience for students as they viewed a DNA sequence and compared it with samples from different pieces of criminal “evidence”. Simply put, they had a taste of what it is like to be a crime scene investigator. Who knows, the next Henry Lee (world-renowned forensic scientist) might just be a Pathlighter?

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