Science in the City, a three-week summer program for 8th graders, concludes this week. Ninety middle school students from Cartwright, Madison, Roosevelt and Balsz Elementary School Districts are participating. The students go to where science happens, taught by high school and middle school science teachers, and practitioners in the field. One of the field trips is to ASU Downtown to experience a crime lab. On Monday (June 18), Dr. Cayle Lisenbee of ASU led 24 students in an investigation that included video clues, collecting fingerprints at the simulated crime scene and analyzing fiber samples under microscopes to determine the perpetrator.
The students begin each day at Franklin Police and Fire High School, and three groups rotate through the experiences, which have included studying forensics, DNA and rocket-launching at Franklin, visits to the Science Center, the Air Museum in Mesa, a wildlife refuge in Scottsdale, the marine biology center at Carl Hayden High School and the aerospace magnet program at South Mountain High School. The free program is in its seventh year.
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