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Exploring Electrophoresis Using Forensic DNA Evidence Classroom Kit

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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. 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 as well as needed materials and equipment for a standard classroom.

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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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Components Qty Included?
Agarose, 1.7 g 1 Included
20x TBE Buffer, 75 mL 1 Included
CarolinaBLU™ Stain (concentrate), 50 mL 1 Included
Electrophoresis Chamber 5 Included
4-Well Comb 5 Included
Pairs of Leads 5 Included
Pipetting Devices 5 Included
Tubing, 10 cm 1 Included
Pipet Tips 60 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
9-V Batteries or Power Supply Needed, Not Included
Distilled or Deionized Water Needed, Not Included
Microwave, Hot Water Bath, or Hot Plate Needed, Not Included
Gloves Needed, Not Included
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