Charlie Eppes learns that the FBI lifted a number of DNA samples from a victim's apartment. He wants to try to determine something about the suspect's ancestry based on the samples. Although examining the DNA would not enable the FBI to identify a specific person, it is possible to identify certain traits like birth defects, red hair, or freckles.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.