Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

$39.00

Teach the fundamentals of gel electrophoresis with this simple yet engaging Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab.

SKU: M3001 Category:

Description

Ideal for 7-9th grade level students as a hands-on introductory lab to electrophoresis. With this MiniLab, students cast their own gels and run real DNA. Results can be visualized within a 45 minute class period, eliminating need for multiple sessions. Students also learn how to do a semi-log plot of known vs unknown samples.

  • Give your students the complete hands-on experience of casting, loading, running, documenting, and analyzing electrophoresis gels.
  • Students will develop an understanding of gel electrophoresis principles by observing separation of dye and DNA samples
  • Students use their data to create a standard curve for DNA fragments of known molecular weight the calculate the weight of unknown DNA fragments
  • An essential introduction to electrophoresis and one of our most popular labs
  • Store in the refrigerator; GreenGel™ Cups should be left in the original package and protected from light; guaranteed stable for six months with proper storage

Materials Included in each MiniLab:

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

Materials include:

  • Ten 1% agarose GreenGel™ Cups
  • Three color dye samples and three DNA samples
  • One bottle of 100 mL Tris-Borate-EDTA (TBE) buffer concentrate
  • One bag of 0.65 mL microcentrifuge tubes
  • One bag of 1 – 200 µL micropipette tips
  • Teacher guide and student worksheets

Teaching Resources

Use these teachers guides and classroom handouts to get the most out of your PTC Genetics MiniLab.

* Teachers, please contact us for password to access this file.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 x 9 x 4.5 in

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