ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Description: In this lesson, students will make a chromatogram of different types of ink. Paper chromatography will be used to detect the different dyes used in the ink. This lesson can be used for both Physical Science and Chemistry classes.
Document Fingerprints Could Fight ID Fraud
This National Geographic News article discusses a laser-based technology that can read and record the unique "fingerprint" found in every piece of paper, cardboard, and plastic.
Gel Electrophoresis Lab
This is a virtual lab where students separate and measure DNA strands by conducting gel electrophoresis.
CSI: The Experience
The Experience provides practice using bloodstain pattern analysis, many investigative tools and techniques, DNA collection and analysis, DNA fingerprinting, fingerprinting, ballistics, basic anthropology, basic pathology and analysis of hair, fiber, glass,m soil and chemicals. Flash Player is required.