Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Visual introduction to STEM concepts

    • Students predict how dyes will migrate in an electric field based on their molecular weight and electric charge
    • Learn foundational concepts from physics and chemistry: electric fields and voltage, properties of molecules, chemical basis of color
    • Prepares students technically and conceptually for DNA electrophoresis experiments

Difficulty Level: 


SKU: M3007
Lab techniques covered:
Gel Electrophoresis
Major HKDSE-related chapters: DNA fingerprinting

Teacher and Student Guide downloads:

Materials included:

  • Nine color dye samples
  • Agarose Gel Cups
  • Running buffer
  • Pipette tips 
  • Microcentrifuge tubes