Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab (M3007)


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


This fun and colorful lab introduces students to gel electrophoresis principles, including the basics of electricity and macromolecules. Teach students to predict how molecular size and electrical charge affect a molecule’s migration in a separation matrix. Appropriate for middle school and beginning high school students (grades 4-10).

Materials Included in Each MiniLab:

Each MiniLab contains enough materials for 10 workstations, 2 – 3 students per workstation.

Materials include:

  • Ten 1% agarose gel cups
  • Nine color dye samples
  • One bottle of 100 mL Tris-Borate-EDTA (TBE) buffer concentrate, enough to make 2L of 1X running buffer
  • One bag of 0.65 mL microcentrifuge tubes
  • One bag of 2 – 200 µL micropipette tips
  • Teacher’s guide

**Please note the following equipment is REQUIRED but not included: 

The MiniOne Electrophoresis System 

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 5.5 × 4.5 in

Supporting Documents

Utilize these teachers guides and classroom handouts to get the most out of your Colorful Dye Electrophoresis MiniLab.

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