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Exploring Electrophoresis Using Forensic DNA Evidence Classroom Kit


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Use evidence found in DNA fingerprint patterns to argue which suspect committed a crime.

PE: HS-LS3-2
Time Requirement: 2 45-minute Class Periods

SEP: Engaging in argument from evidence
CCC: Cause and Effect
DCI: LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

  • Introduces students to the use of DNA analysis in forensic investigations
  • Perform a technically simple, hands-on experiment in 45 minutes with 9-V batteries
  • Discuss advanced topics of PCR and DNA fingerprinting

Solve a forensic mystery using the tools of biotechnology and the concept of DNA fingerprinting. Students cast agarose gels, load predigested DNA samples, and perform electrophoresis with one to three 9-V batteries. They stain the gels and analyze the banding patterns of DNA collected from the suspects and the crime scene. Classroom kit includes beautifully illustrated instructions, free 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction, as well as needed materials and equipment for 5 groups of students to perform the lab twice. Materials are durable and reusable with replacement parts available.


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