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S-46 Linking STEM to Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

S-46 Linking STEM to Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

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Link important STEM concepts using agarose gel electrophoresis. Help your students learn about the application of gel electrophoresis in DNA fingerprinting, DNA paternity testing, genetics (related to health and well-being), and the detection of Genetically Modified Foods. These dyes can be separated in agarose gels and students will use core STEM tools to determine band size and utilize critical thinking and reasoning skills. Four unique module options are supplied.

For 10 groups of students (10 gels).

Time required: 45 minutes.

Kit includes: instructions, dye samples, agarose, electrophoresis buffer, practice gel loading solution, disposable pipettes.

All you need: electrophoresis equipment and fixed volume or adjustable micropipettes that measure 40µl.