MiniOne® MiniLabs

MiniOne MiniLabs**

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:

Basic Biotech Skills

Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis and PCR

Supplemental Reagent Packs

Single User Reagent Sets

 


** 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.

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Basic Biotech Skills Lab Kits

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

The Dilution Solution MiniLab

In this MiniLab, students will perform the calculations needed to make dilute solutions from stock solutions, determine their dilution factors, and do both direct and serial dilutions. Results can be visualized on The Winston Fluorescence Reader (sold separately).

Price: $39.00
SKU: M3013
Technique: Early Biotech Skills

DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab

DNA Extraction Toolbox

In this hands-on lab, students will explore DNA extraction and use The Winston Fluorescence Reader to see how  changes in extraction reagent ratios  affect how much DNA can be extracted.

Price: $59.00
SKU: M3015
Technique: Early Biotech Skills

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Taking Macromolecules to Micro!

In this microscaled lab activity, students can test for starch and glucose in addition to protein, lipids and DNA, without the need for large volumes of reagents, cleaning test tubes, or boiling reagents. Finally a simple way to test for DNA! Results can be visualized on The Winston Fluorescence Reader (sold separately).

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3014
Technique: Early Biotech Skills

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Pipetting Practice and Dilution Solution Advanced Kit

Teach students about different variable volume pipettes commonly used in the lab, along with the skills to load a gel. Students learn to calculate different concentrations and understand the differences between a direct and serial dilution while learning how fluorescence detection works.

Price: $2,449.00
SKU: M3013ADV
Technique: Pipetting, Dilutions, Early Biotech Skills

DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab

Pipetting Practice and Dilution Solution Introductory Kit

The equipment and lab materials included in this kit allow students to learn how to use a variable volume pipette and load a gel, as well as calculate different concentrations and understand the differences between a direct and serial dilution.

Price: $1,149.00
SKU: M3013INTRO
Technique: Pipetting, Dilutions, Early Biotech Skills

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

Pipetting and Gel Loading Practice Starter Kit

In this kit, students will use colored dyes, a calibrated target sheet, and agar discs to learn how to read the dial of a pipette, dial it to the correct volume, and develop the mechanics to dispense.

Price: $625.00
SKU: M3002KIT
Technique: Pipetting, Early Biotech Skills

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

Pipette Pointillism Jr. (M3017JR)

Science and art go hand in hand with this hands-on STEAM activity for elementary and middle school students that develops pipetting skills while also engaging the artistic side.  

Price: $49.00
SKU: M3017JR
Technique: Pipietting, Early Biotech Skills

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Pipette Pointillism (M3017)

Science and art go hand in hand with this hands-on STEAM activity that develops pipetting skills while also engaging the student’s artistic side.

Price: $49.00
SKU: M3017
Technique: Pipietting, Early Biotech Skills

Pipette Practice Art Activity

Students learn to dispense various volumes of liquids using a micropipette while tapping into their creative sides.

Price: FREE!
Techniques: Pipetting, Early Biotech Skills

Gel Loading Practice Kit

Gel Loading Practice Kit

Master loading, handling, and dispensing liquids with micropipettes – essential skills in any biotech lab.

Price: $49.00
SKU: M3002
Techniques:  Pipetting, Early Biotech Skills

Electrophoresis Lab Kits

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

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.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3010
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Determining the Genetics of a Ca$h Cow MiniLab

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.

Price: $59.00
SKU: M3011
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

What’s in the Trunk? An Elephant Ivory Expedition MiniLab

Using electrophoresis and an elephant database, students analyze and look up DNA profiles from confiscated ivory tusks to identify where the elephant tusk poaching is happening. 

Price: $120.00
SKU: M3016TAE
Technique: Electrophoresis

CSI Forensics MiniLab

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Introduce students to the basics of electricity and macromolecules with this fun, colorful electrophoresis lab.

Price: $59.00
SKU: M3007
Techniques: Electrophoresis

DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab

Candy Color Electrophoresis MiniLab 

This fun candy lab helps introduce students in grades 4 – 10 to concepts like gel electrophoresis, electricity, and macromolecules. Includes enough materials for 10 student groups.

Price: $59.00
SKU: M3009
Technique: Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

Teach the fundamentals of DNA separation with this practical and accessible MiniLab.

Price: $39.00
SKU: M3001
Technique: Electrophoresis

DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab

DNA Fingerprinting MiniLab

Which whale is Luna’s father? DNA fingerprinting tells the tale.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M3004
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

PTC Genetics MiniLab

Teach genetics, heredity, and human biology with this entertaining and engaging MiniLab.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M3003
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

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.

Price: $120.00
SKU: M3006
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

CSI Forensics MiniLab

Develop an understanding of forensic science and gel electrophoresis while investigating the mystery of who killed Dr. Ward.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M3005
Technique: Electrophoresis

NGSS-Aligned Color Dyes and Gel Electrophoresis MiniLab

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.

Price: $199.00
SKU: M3008
Technique: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Restriction Digest Basics MiniLab

Use electrophoresis to separate DNA samples pre-digested with restriction enzymes and determine the sizes of the resulting DNA fragments.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M6050
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

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.

Price: $120.00
SKU: M6053
Techniques: Electrophoresis

PTC Inheritance and Graphical Analysis MiniLab

This Mendelian inheritance lab helps teach concepts of inheritance, genetics, physiology, and fragment size analysis using standard curves.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3012
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis and PCR Lab Kits

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

PCR Cycle Number Analysis MiniLab

Model exponential growth using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and visualize with electrophoresis.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M6005
Techniques: Electrophoresis | PCR

A Taste of Genetics MiniLab

In this genetics lab, students extract and amplify their own DNA, then determine their genotype for the PTC tasting trait using PCR and a restriction digest assay.

Price: $99.00 – $155.00
SKU: Various kit options available
Techniques: Electrophoresis | PCR

PCR 101 and Gel Electrophoresis MiniLab

Learn the fundamentals of PCR with the PCR 101 and Gel Electrophoresis MiniLab.

Price: $85.00 – $139.00
SKU: Various kit options available
Techniques: Electrophoresis | PCR

Supplemental Reagent Packs

Reagents and activity protocols for programs with existing biomed curricula

 

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

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.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3050
Techniques: Electrophoresis

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.

Price: $120.00
SKU: M3052
Techniques: Electrophoresis

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.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3051
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Analyzing a Crime Scene with DNA Reagent Pack

This reagent pack allows biomedical science students to pour, load, and run a gel, watch DNA separate in real time, and then analyze the results to determine from who the blood at the crime scene came.

Price: $99.00
SKU: M3053
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Single User Reagent Sets

***Pre-aliquoted for individual workstations, these single user reagent sets are ideal for the busy classroom or in a distance learning environment.

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

PTC Inheritance and Graphical Analysis

Using this Single User Reagent Set, 5 individual students or student groups determine the fragment sizes of DNA separated by electrophoresis by learning how to set up a standard curve to calculate the sizes of unknowns.

Price: $79.00
SKU: M3012-5SU
Techniques: Electrophoresis

AP Bio Fundamentals 

Explain biological phenomena at a molecular level. The AP Bio Fundamentals Single User Reagent Set includes 4 activities that examine both Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance to compare and contrast different types of inheritance.

Price: $79.00
SKU: M3084
Techniques: Electrophoresis 

AP Bio Fundamentals Expanded 

Explain biological phenomena at a molecular level. The AP Bio Fundamentals Expanded Single User Reagent Set is about solving genetic puzzles, with 5 activities that examine both Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance to compare and contrast different types of inheritance.

Price: $99.00
SKU:  M3085
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab

Genetics Starter 

The Genetics Starter Single User Reagent Set starts with a lesson in basic pipetting and loading an agar disc, then moves into inheritance with labs that illustrate paternity and Mendelian genetics at work.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M3082
Techniques: Electrophoresis

MiniOne single user reagent - forensics

Forensics Mysteries 

This forensics starter set gives students the opportunity to use DNA as evidence in forensic mysteries.  Pre-aliquoted for individual workstations, these single user reagent sets are ideal for the busy classroom or in a distance learning environment.

Price: $69.00
SKU: M3083
Techniques: Electrophoresis 

Exploring Electrophoresis

Introduce your students to molecular biology with the Exploring Electrophoresis Single User Reagent Set. Each single user reagent kit includes enough materials for a single work station to complete 3 activities teaching how to pipette and how electrophoresis works.

Price: $69.00
SKU:  M3081
Techniques: Electrophoresis

Colorful Electrophoresis

Using color dyes as electrophoresis samples helps students connect their prior knowledge about colors and mixtures of colors to separating colors using electrophoresis. This single user set of reagents includes the materials to teach how to pipette and how electrophoresis works with 2 color dye labs. 

Price: $59.00
SKU:  M3080
Techniques: Electrophoresis

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