P.O. Box 290
Southern Pines, NC
Phone: (910) 692-6920 ext. 129
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2014
One of the traveling laboratories from UNC-Chapel Hill’s DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program recently stopped at The O’Neal School.
Freshman students from teacher Cindi Carr’s biology classes were on board the traveling lab to perform a lab exercise called “Get a Clue.” They assumed the role of forensic scientists and performed DNA restriction analysis (popularly known as DNA fingerprinting) to analyze drops of “blood” and other kinds of evidence found at crime scenes as they determine which suspects were guilty or innocent.
Ms. Carr attended a DESTINY teacher workshop to learn how to incorporate the DESTINY curriculum module “Get a Clue” into her classroom, which also made her eligible to request a visit from one of the DESTINY traveling science laboratories. The DESTINY Traveling Science Program has visited O’Neal for the past 5 years.
The DESTINY Program serves secondary schools in North Carolina by bringing contemporary science and technology to teachers and students.
The O’Neal School is a college preparatory, independent day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten age 3 through 12th grade. It is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character, and physical well-being of its students in an environment where self-discipline, integrity, and consideration for others are fundamental. For more information, go to www.ONealSchool.org
Cutline: Destiny-bus.jpg: The Destiny bus recently visited O’Neal – inside of which is a laboratory for student education.
Destiny3.jpg: O’Neal freshmen practice working pipettes before they begin their testing.
Director of Communications
The O’Neal School
(910) 692-6920 ext. 129
P.O. Box 290 / Southern Pines, NC 28388