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Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Classroom Kit

Item # 211014 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting
  • Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9-V batteries or overnight with 1 battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques
  • Materials are sufficient for 5 groups of students to perform the lab twice

Price

$351.55

In stock and available to ship.

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 1 battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques

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. Classroom Kit includes enough materials for 5 groups of students to perform the lab activity twice, plus it provides free 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Note: Order bulk DNA 2 weeks prior to desired ship date.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

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Components Qty Included?
Suspect 1 DNA (20-µL tube) 10 Included
Suspect 2 DNA (20-µL tube) 10 Included
Victim DNA (20-µL tube) 10 Included
Evidence DNA (20-µL tube) 10 Included
Syringes, 1 cc 5 Included
Yellow Tips 50 Included
Tubing, 10 cm 1 Included
Agarose Powder, 1.2 g 1 Included
TBE Buffer, 20x, 75 mL 1 Included
CarolinaBLU® Stain (concentrate), 50 mL 1 Included
Electrophoresis Chambers 5 Included
4-Well Comb 5 Included
Electrodes, Black 5 Included
Electrodes, Red 5 Included
Carbon Fiber Sheets (11 x 10 cm) 3 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Distilled or Deionized Water Needed, Not Included
Batteries, 9 V Needed, Not Included
Microwave, Hot Water Bath, or Hot Plate (to prepare agarose) Needed, Not Included
Gloves Needed, Not Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector Needed, Not Included