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2007 Pathways and Access to Careers in Technology
Field Team Research Group 7: A team

Our Group Members include: LuMar Bennett

Our PACT Challenge: To learn how to properly extract DNA using

The facts we learned about DNA Extraction: Everyone has their
own DNA - Identical Twins have similar or the same DNA

The facts we learned about genetic alterations: Genes can alter
plants to make them more nutritious - Strawberries can be altered
by using arctic fish to protect against frost

The facts we learned about bioengineering: Bioengineering is
basically the same term as genetic engineering.

We learned how to extract DNA and highlight identifying
characteristics of individuals utilizing groundbreaking
biotechnology to solve the challenge.  To successfully
identify the culprit we had to: Test the suspects, evidence, and
the victim in order to discover neccessary information.

Based on these studies and our suspect identification
techniques our recommendation to the crime lab of
Stemville, KY is: Science Summary Science is a very interesting
subject. The word \"science\" comes from the latin word \"scientia\",
which means knowledge. In general, science covers the broad field
of knowledge that deals with observed facts and the relationships
among those facts. This explains why there are four main areas of
science (physical, life, earth,and social). Scientist can relate facts they
observe to a particular core area. However, a scientific theory cannot
be accepted as a part of scientific knowledge until it has been verified
by the studies of other researchers. Scientific theories consist
of general principles or laws that attempt to explain how or why
something happens. Science is also different from othr types of
knowledge in that scientific progress depends on new ideas
expanding or replacing old ones. Science has a great history
especially with greeks who were among the first people to begin
using systematic observation and reasoning to analyze natural
occurances. Science provides the basis of much of modern
technology such as the tools,material,techniques, and sources
of power that make our lives and work easier. Modern science
and technology have changed our lives in dramatic ways; some
examples are air travel (planes), land travel (automobiles), and
entertainment (television). Although, science has benefited all
living organisms tremendously, it has also created serious problems
such as industrial technologywhich has resulted in grave side
effects like environmental pollution and fuel shortages. In conclusion,
science has helped everyone in some way or another and should be
well appreciated with gratitude.

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