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Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Demonstration Kit

Product Highlights
  • Teach DNA fingerprinting and PCR by solving a case with gel electrophoresis
  • Includes 1-year access to digital resources
(backordered: in stock 7/5/23)


Product Details
Beginning—Easy to perform, requires little or no prior 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. Prealiquoted reagents and Carolina's Exploring Electrophoresis apparatus make the kit ready to use out of the box without the need for additional biotechnology equipment or micropipettes.

The user (teacher or students) casts agarose gels, loads predigested DNA, and performs electrophoresis. DNA banding patterns in the gel are then used to compare the DNA fingerprints of 2 suspects with evidence and victim DNA. Demonstration Kit includes enough materials for 2 demonstrations, plus free 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS.


What’s Included:
  • 2 Suspect 1 DNA (20-µL tube)
  • 2 Suspect 2 DNA (20-µL tube)
  • 2 Victim DNA (20-µL tube)
  • 2 Evidence DNA (20-µL tube)
  • 1 Syringe, 1 cc
  • 10 Micropipette Tips
  • 1 Tubing, 1 cm
  • 1 Melt-'n-Pour Agarose (0.8%), 30 mL
  • 1 TBE Buffer, 20x, 75 mL
  • CarolinaBLU® Stain (concentrate), 50 mL
  • 1 Electrophoresis Chamber
  • 1 4-Well Comb
  • 1 Electrodes, Black
  • 1 Electrodes, Red
  • 1 Carbon Fiber Sheet (11 x 10 cm)
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Distilled or Deionized Water
  •  Batteries, 9 V
  •  Microwave, Hot Water Bath, or Hot Plate (to prepare agarose)
  •  Gloves
  •  Document Camera or Overhead Projector
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.