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Killer's Trail, The

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Chronology of a Murder
Read a chronology of events in the case of Dr. Sam Sheppard. Note: This information may not be suitable for students. Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your classroom. (Grades 9-12)

Science in the Courtroom
Hear from one Massachusetts judge why he believes that it is important for judges to understand DNA fingerprinting and other laboratory techniques. Note: This information may not be suitable for students. Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your classroom. (Grades 9-12)

3-D Mug Shot
Learn about a laser-imaging system developed by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory that produces pictures of objects in 3-dimensions and is accurate to one-fifth of a millimeter. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Cleared by DNA
See a list of inmates who have been cleared by DNA evidence and how long they were incarcerated. (Grades 9-12)

Create a DNA Fingerprint
In this online activity, create a DNA fragment in a virtual lab and analyze it to solve a mystery. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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