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PCR Puzzle
PCR Puzzle
PCR Puzzle

PCR Puzzle

Discovering DNA
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Help your students to really understand PCR in 3 dimensions.

With this hands-on interactive activity set, your students will build DNA molecules that will show:

  • How PCR works at a molecular level
  • DNA is synthesized in the 5 to 3 direction
  • Primers are used to identify the specific region of DNA to be amplified
  • Primers are incorporated into each new copy of DNA
  • A binds to T and C binds to G
  • And much, much more.

What are Genetic Puzzles?

For use with 8 student groups.

Time required: 20 minutes.

All components are reusable. Includes full instructions and class Powerpoint.