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STUDENTS GET HANDS ON SCIENCE LESSON

Claudia Taulman stepped aboard a mobile learning lab Wednesday thinking all DNA examination areas look like the TV set of "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation." She soon found out that looking at bacterial DNA, fingerprints and blood are important to tracking down crime suspects.Taulman is an eighth grade student at Piedmont Community Charter School in Gastonia. She and a few fellow middle schoolers got to participate with high school biology students in the Destiny Traveling Science Learning Program, a bus custom built to look like a real science lab inside. Science teacher Linda Bray said grant money pays for the program. It's part of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

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