Welcome to the DNA Learning Laboratory!
Students and public can now engage in unraveling the secrets of life at the DNA Learning Lab at Science Centre Singapore. This facility allows students (primary to pre-university levels) and public to keep pace with the DNA revolution and advances in the life sciences. So come along, learn and enjoy the experience!
Workshop fees indicated are for school bookings only
In addition to the DNA lab programmes offered at Science Centre Singapore, schools can also embark on the Amgen Biotech Experience offered by the DNA lab, in partnership with Amgen. For more information, visit our Amgen Biotech Experience for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced pages.
- Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookings
The listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Corporate Sales to place their bookings. Kindly note that an additional charge applies per pax on top of the listed course fees, as well as admission rates.
|Description:||Princess Anastasia was the youngest daughter of the last imperial family of Russia. When her family was killed by the Red Army firing squad, many thought that she had escaped and became the last surviving member of the Romanov family. The appearance of Anna Anderson, a woman with an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia, strengthened the belief that she had survived. Was Anna Anderson telling the truth when she claimed to be Princess Anastasia? How is it that a genetic disease could have indirectly contributed to the downfall of the Romanov legacy? In a captivating class that combines modern world history and forensic analysis, join us to learn the fate of Princess Anastasia and how the haemophilia gene became prominent in the European royal family. |
|Objectives:||1. Learn that haemophilia is a sex-linked recessive genetic disorder and how it is inherited in a family.|
2. Learn that DNA is inherited from parents and how it can be used to trace a person’s lineage.
3. Understand how science is interconnected to other disciplines of study.
4. Identify the difference between subjective and objective evidence.
5. Learn micropipetting techniques.
6. Understand how DNA is analysed through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis.
|Mode of Delivery:||Practical lab session|
|Target Audience:||Secondary 3 to Secondary 4/5 (Intermediate)|
|Group size:||20 minimum, 40 maximum|
|Time:||9.30am or 2.30pm|
|Course Fee:||$9.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)|