Sample Activities Activities Court TV's "The Backpack Mystery" is aimed at middle school students. Canada's "Virtual Museum" has another simple online mystery. "Mystery of the Stolen Artifacts" presents, along with other evidence, a DNA profile to help students solve the case. Students use a virtual lab to create a DNA fingerprint in NOVA's "It Takes a Licken" mystery. See the activity below that goes with this. Watch "A Link for the Missing – DNA 'Fingerprinting'" from the Secrets of the Sequence series and complete student handout, "Create a DNA Fingerprint" . Besides questions from the video, students do the NOVA activity, "Create a DNA Fingerprint." "Anastasia—Dead or Alive" is a NOVA classroom activity that uses the shape of an ear to determine if Anna Anderson is an Anastasia impersonator. In "Who Ate the Cheese?" students simulate electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting to solve the mystery. Have students watch the NOVA video "The Boldest Hoax" about the Piltdown hoax and have them do the accompanying activity. Using the student handout , student teams will determine whether Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, or Martin Hinton perpetuated the hoax. The NOVA activity, "Hunt for the Serial Arsonist," students use the "At Your Fingertips"