Vandalia Science Education has announced the launch of the first module in the Mystery of Lyle and Louise, a premier line of forensic science education kits
The Mystery of Lyle and Louise is a comprehensive lab-based curriculum that consists of a series of independent modules, and is geared toward high school and college classrooms.
Each module introduces students to a forensic analysis technique, followed by evidence that relates to the ongoing murder case.
While they can be conducted independent of one another, each module is connected to a common storyline and impact each other.
Each lab's evidence answers some questions about the case while at the same time raising new questions.
The first module, 'DNA Typing', focuses on two individual female murder victims, both of whom have been identified as Louise Mondelo.
To unravel the mystery, students must learn about polymerase chain reaction (PCR), short tandem repeat (STR), and other technologies in DNA typing.
Once students have completed one or more modules, they may participate in a mock trial to hold a suspect accountable.
Each module also includes a fully illustrated manual with a history of the technique written by industry experts, pre- and post-lab exercises, and detailed teacher's notes.
Special introductory pricing is available by using coupon code 'DNAkit', and shipping is always free.
Vandalia Science Education is a tradename of Vandalia Research, a biotechnology research company located in Huntington, WV.
Founded in 2003 by two professors and two students from Marshall University, the company has stayed close to its academic roots.
Vandalia Science Education provides high quality lab experiment kits and supplies, bringing realistic lab techniques into the classroom in an affordable manner.