THE DNA DETECTIVES – THE SMUGGLER’S DAUGHTER

THE DNA DETECTIVES – THE SMUGGLER’S DAUGHTER

This is the second book in “The DNA Detectives” series written by Dr. Mandy Hartley. They are the first ever children’s fiction books for 7 – 12 year olds where the characters in the story use DNA and forensic science to solve a crime. The books have been written so children are learning about DNA, cells and forensic science as well as enjoying the exciting adventure. In this book children will discover how DNA can be used to unlock questions about the past and present. They will discover how DNA is inherited, how we can use DNA to find out where someone originates from and to establish if they are related.

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THE DNA DETECTIVES – THE SMUGGLER’S DAUGHTER

This is the second book in “The DNA Detectives” series written by Dr. Mandy Hartley. They are the first ever children’s fiction books for 7 – 12 year olds where the characters in the story use DNA and forensic science to solve a crime. The books have been written so children are learning about DNA, cells and forensic science as well as enjoying the exciting adventure. In this book children will discover how DNA can be used to unlock questions about the past and present. They will discover how DNA is inherited, how we can use DNA to find out where someone originates from and to establish if they are related.

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PHOTO’S OF THE WORKSHOP

PREPARATION OF THE WORKSHOP

I really enjoyed making and tracking down props for this workshop and getting all the elements together which included making a short presentation of how I had come up with the idea of the book and putting together photos of my children, Annabelle and Harry and our dog Milly so the audience can see who the characters in the book are based on.

My favourite props are the costumes for Henry Nance and the King’s men. I also really like the teeth I was able to purchase for Henry Nance’s ͞lucky tooth͟. Finding the correct model head proved difficult to display the hair, eye and skin colour for Henry Nance. I finally tracked one down and it works well with the wigs, tights for skin colour and velcro eyes!

I spent a lot of time making the DNA sequences so we could identify what Henry Nance looked like, the mutation that causes the polydactyly in Elise and producing a poster so that the audience could work out if they were related to Henry Nance or Elise. Luckily, I already had a fold up pirate ship and my husband was able to drink the contents of the beer barrels so I could use them as props!

I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of my journey!

Requirements for the workshop

1.A hall, classroom or large space where children can sit and watch the workshop.

2.Access to electricity if possible.

3.Access to a projector and screen (I can provide these if not available)

PREPARATION OF THE WORKSHOP

I really enjoyed making and tracking down props for this workshop and getting all the elements together which included making a short presentation of how I had come up with the idea of the book and putting together photos of my children, Annabelle and Harry and our dog Milly so the audience can see who the characters in the book are based on.

My favourite props are the costumes for Henry Nance and the King’s men. I also really like the teeth I was able to purchase for Henry Nance’s ͞lucky tooth͟. Finding the correct model head proved difficult to display the hair, eye and skin colour for Henry Nance. I finally tracked one down and it works well with the wigs, tights for skin colour and velcro eyes!

I spent a lot of time making the DNA sequences so we could identify what Henry Nance looked like, the mutation that causes the polydactyly in Elise and producing a poster so that the audience could work out if they were related to Henry Nance or Elise. Luckily, I already had a fold up pirate ship and my husband was able to drink the contents of the beer barrels so I could use them as props!

I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of my journey!

Requirements for the workshop

1.A hall, classroom or large space where children can sit and watch the workshop.

2.Access to electricity if possible.

3.Access to a projector and screen (I can provide these if not available)

ABOUT, CURRICULUM LINKS & COSTS

DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

HOW THIS WORKSHOP LINKS WITH THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

“The DNA Detectives – The Smugglers Daughter” – workshop

This workshop has been designed to accompany my second children’s book “The DNA Detectives – The Smuggler’s Daughter”.

It has been created as a resource to help and inspire children with a love of literacy and science. Suitable for Year 1 – Year 7

£200

DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

HOW THIS WORKSHOP LINKS WITH THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

“The DNA Detectives – To catch a thief” – workshop

This workshop has been designed to accompany my first children’s book “The DNA Detectives – To catch a thief”. It has been created as a resource to help and inspire children with a love of literacy and science.

 Suitable for Year 1 – Year 7

£200

 

RISK ASSESSMENT 

DNA DETECTIVES - THE SMUGGLERS DAUGHTER

DNA DETECTIVES - THE SMUGGLERS DAUGHTER

USEFUL VIDEO’S AND PDF’S

EXPLANATION OF X AND Y CHROMOSOME

CAN YOU MATCH THE DNA TO THE DOG?

CAN YOU MATCH THE DNA TO THE DOG ANSWER?

CRIMINAL SNAP PART 1

CRIMINAL SNAP PART 1 ANSWER

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF DNA IS FROM A BOY OR GIRL

WHO STOLE THE SWEET?

EXPLANATION OF X AND Y CHROMOSOME

CAN YOU MATCH THE DNA TO THE DOG?

CAN YOU MATCH THE DNA TO THE DOG ANSWER?

CRIMINAL SNAP PART 1

CRIMINAL SNAP PART 1 ANSWER

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF DNA IS FROM A BOY OR GIRL

WHO STOLE THE SWEET?

WEBLINKS

Web links for “The DNA Detectives – To Catch a Thief” workshop

I have compiled some great web links with the assistance of the public engagement team at the Sanger Institute. The weblinks have been developed to help you learn more about literacy, DNA, cells, forensic science and electromagnets just like in the workshop.

There are some great video clips to watch, some fantastic online games to play where you get to write a story, learn about sentence structure, use an online thesaurus to help discover some “wow” words, become a forensic scientist and analyse the evidence you collect, you can go to a virtual online laboratory and extract DNA, find out how to make a DNA bracelet or even try and extract some DNA from fruit at home!

You can even print out the DNA evidence like Annabelle and Harry used in the book (which the workshop is based on) to see if you can be a DNA Detective and solve the crime!

DNA DETECTIVES - THE SMUGGLERS DAUGHTER WEBLINKS

DNA DETECTIVES - THE SMUGGLERS DAUGHTER WEBLINKS

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