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Students should be able...
Day 1: To learn what it means to be a forensic scientist, what critical thinking tools are involved and the importance of building evidence against a case so it will hold up in court by using proper tools for initial forensic investigation.
Day 2: To understand tools used to compare sequences of DNA and how they can tie suspects and victims together. Microscopic analysis of fibres found on the scene.
Day 3: To understand the principles of ELISA and Blood Typing and their use in helping with toxicology reports and identifying evidence against suspects.
Day 4: To use PCR to identify unique sequences in suspects and operate a family tree to understand relationships between suspects and victims.
Day 5: To regroup and compare video and data collected on previous days to identify a suspect and form a cohesive argument that supports their decision; they should be able to justify their accusations with evidence and present their conclusions to the "court" (other attendees).