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Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Demo Kit

Item # 211012
Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Demo Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting
  • Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9-V batteries or overnight with one battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques
  • Can be adapted for use with activities in the National Council for Agricultural Education's Biotechnology for Plants, Animals, and the Environment (#212217)

Price

$79.00

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Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

  • Introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting
  • Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9-V batteries or overnight with one battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques
  • Can be adapted for use with activities in the National Council for Agricultural Education's Biotechnology for Plants, Animals, and the Environment (#212217)
This technically simple experiment simulates the use of DNA in forensic investigations. Students cast agarose gels, load predigested DNA, and perform electrophoresis. They use the banding patterns of the DNA in the gel to compare the DNA fingerprints of 2 suspects with evidence and victim DNA.

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Components Qty Included?
Pipetting Devices 1 Included
Electrophoresis-Chamber 1 Included
4-Well Comb 1 Included
Pairs of Leads 1 Included
Carbon-Fiber Sheets (11 x 10 cm) 1 Included
30 mL (0.8%) Agarose Included
75 mL 20x TBE 1 Included
50 mL CarolinaBLU™ Stain (concentrate) 1 Included
Suspect 1 DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Suspect 2 DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Victim DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Evidence DNA ((20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Tips 6 Included
Teacher Instructions 1 Included
Student Instructions 1 Included
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the time and money I used this kit to help me become comfortable with DNA electrophoresis as a classroom lab activity. I was not ready to make a big purchase of the expensive equipment so this was perfect for me and my students. I have used this with advanced students and low-achieving students. They all enjoyed the level of skill required to make it work successfully because it was not too easy or too hard. Since the initial purchase I have now been able to include more advanced equipment but I still use this kit for simple back-up projects.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Results The banding pattern was difficult to view. It was as though there wasn't enough DNA.
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Forensics DNA Kit I Use Again and Again I have used this kit a number of times over the years and enjoy working it with my students. The students like the forensics aspect of this lab; it easily ties in with their CSI interests. Setup is easy for the teacher especially if you watch the instruction video that comes along with the kit or that can be purchased separately. We can do this lab in two 45 minute lab periods. The DNA patterns on the gel can easily be read by the students without any expensive equipment; just a light source is basically all you need. You may need to experiment with gel run times to see how long the run actually takes. I found 5 batteries effective for each run.
Date published: 2010-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended Very effective learning tool, but it does take a bit of prep time on the instructor's part. Practice using the materials several times in advance and it'll be fine. I recommend purchasing the power supply pack over using 9V batteries, and using a centrifuge to prepare DNA samples before each use. It helps to prep most of it in advance and just have the students load the DNA. I consistently receive positive feedback from the students after they've completed this activity. It's one of their favorite labs!
Date published: 2009-05-31
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