Our hands-on MiniLabs are a fun and engaging series of gel electrophoresis labs that take students from mastery of basic biotech skills through popular applications of electrophoresis in forensics, DNA fingerprinting, and human genetics, and finally to a challenging, real-world investigation of a foodborne outbreak. The entire series can be completed in a week or used throughout your curriculum to add an inquiry-based and visually engaging connection to modern biotechnology.
Click the links below to navigate to labs for:
** Please note: GreenGel Cups should be refrigerated and protected from light. Refer to your product packaging for proper storage instructions. MiniLabs guaranteed stable for six months with proper storage.
Electrophoresis Lab Kits
Hunting the Inheritance of Huntington’s Disease MiniLab
Students construct a pedigree and determine the probability of fraternal twins inheriting Huntington’s disease using Mendelian genetics, and confirm using gel electrophoresis.
Determining the Genetics of a Ca$h Cow MiniLab – NEW!
In this real-world selective breeding lab, students use gel electrophoresis to determine which bull and cows a farmer should purchase to receive the highest return on investment.
Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab
Teach the fundamentals of DNA separation with this practical and accessible MiniLab.
DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab
Which whale is Luna’s father? DNA fingerprinting tells the tale.
Foodborne Outbreak Investigation MiniLab
An inquiry-based lab incorporating hypothesis testing, experimental design, and data analysis. This AP Biology level lab is designed to be equivalent to a college level lab.
CSI Forensics MiniLab
Develop an understanding of forensic science and gel electrophoresis while investigating the mystery of who killed Dr. Ward.
NGSS-Aligned Color Dyes and Gel Electrophoresis MiniLab
Introduce middle-school students to separation science with this comprehensive, 5E inquiry, NGSS-aligned Color Dye and Gel Electrophoresis MiniLab.
Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab
Introduce students to the basics of electricity and macromolecules with this fun, colorful electrophoresis lab.
Restriction Digest Basics MiniLab
Use electrophoresis to separate DNA samples pre-digested with restriction enzymes and determine the sizes of the resulting DNA fragments.
Restriction Analysis of DNA MiniLab
Perform restriction digestion on DNA, then use electrophoresis to separate the samples and determine the sizes of the resulting DNA fragments.
Electrophoresis and PCR Lab Kits
Supplemental Reagent Packs
Reagents and activity protocols for programs with existing biomed curricula
Sickle Cell Inheritance Reagent Pack
This Reagent Pack Protocol provides teachers a complement to existing curriculum, and offers a wet lab experience for those currently using a paper activity to teach sickle cell inheritance.
DNA Detectives Reagent Pack
The reagents in this DNA Detectives Investigations Reagent Pack allow students in a biomedical science program to run 2 restriction enzyme digests on DNA from 2 missing persons.
Hypercholesterolemia Reagent Pack
The reagents in the Hypercholesterolemia Reagent Pack allow students in a biomedical science program to pour, load, and run a gel, watch DNA separate in real time, and then analyze the results to determine the genotypic profile for FH for the family members.