- Who stole our snacks in the pantry? No one has an alibi: they are all suspects. With traces of evidence collected from the crime scene, we could deploy forensics techniques to catch the stealer. Follow our crime-solving journey, as you witness the laboratory work behind the case. You will learn the method to increase DNA samples using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Electrophoresis will also be used to help profile the DNA samples, with the help of a jelly-like substance agarose. The DNA samples will reveal the stealer in no time.
Our intrepid detective from the Fizzics Bureau of Investigation needs a team of junior forensic scientists to help solve a major crime! Are you ready to put your detective skills to the test? Follow the clues and work through the forensic evidence as you learn the science behind crime scene investigation. What kind of information can we get from someone's shoe print? How do we match DNA, and what is it anyway? We will show you how to analyse pen inks and fingerprints, plus much more! Let's combine science skills with detective thinking and find out the criminal!
- 07 Apr 2021
- 21 Oct 2018
- A science team from the Australian Museum will perform drop-in activities. Audience will have a chance to extract DNA from fruits.