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Criminal DNA Fingerprinting Simulation Kit

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Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.
Students act as forensic scientists in this hands-on activity that explores the theory, process, and applications of VNTR-based DNA fingerprinting. Using color-coded pop-bead models, students simulate molecular biology procedures to create a simplified DNA fingerprint for a murder suspect.

In groups, students use the materials in this kit to simulate restriction enzyme digestion, gel electrophoresis, Southern transfer, probe hybridization, and autoradiography. Finally, students compare the DNA fingerprint they create to the DNA fingerprints provided and determine if the murder suspect is guilty or innocent. Kit includes teacher's manual with reproducible student guide and enough materials for a class of 32 students.

Paper Refill Kit (item #211042) replenishes consumed materials. Replacement beads and connectors (items #171041 through #171049) also are available for separate purchase.


What’s Included:
  • 750 White Pop Beads
  • 150 Red Pop Beads
  • 600 Purple Pop Beads
  • 150 Orange Pop Beads
  • 150 Yellow Pop Beads
  • 300 Blue Pop Beads
  • 300 Green Pop Beads
  • 432 Pop Bead Connectors
  • 16 Tracing Paper
  • 16 Acetate Sheets
  • 16 Paper Gels
  • 8 Containers, Plastic, 16 oz
  • 8 Markers, Dry Erase, Black
  • 1 Color Diagram, Set of 3
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 8 Color Pencil Sets
  •  Transparent Tape
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