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Gene to Protein: Green Fluorescent Protein Necklace Kit (with perishables)

Item # 211555P 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.

Teach your students about proteins with this simple classroom exercise. Students isolate the green fluorescent protein (GFP) and learn about recombinant proteins and genetic engineering along the way. The activity culminates with students creating glowing necklaces using their isolated GFP.



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Use a simple purification process to isolate green fluorescent protein while developing a model for how genetic engineering is used to make recombinant proteins.

PE: HS-LS1-1
Related PE: HS-LS3-1
Time Requirement: 4 45-minute Class Periods

SEP: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
CCC: Structure and Function
DCI: LS1.A: Structure and Function

Illuminate the dark corners of your students' curiosity by teaching them about proteins. This simple classroom exercise enables students to isolate the green fluorescent protein (GFP) found in jellyfish, while teaching them about recombinant proteins and genetic engineering. After students isolate the GFP, they expose their samples to ultraviolet (UV) or blue LED light and watch them glow. Students then create necklaces with their glowing GFP and wear them proudly. With this beginner's activity, you can show your students that protein science can be approachable and engaging, but not overwhelming. Kit materials equip 32 students and include teacher's manual, student guide, and digital resources. Note: Kit also includes perishable materials.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Components Qty Included?
Freeze-Dried Escherichia coli  1 Included
Wooden Sticks 9 Included
Centrifuge Tubes, 15 mL 16 Included
Large Pipets 30 Included
Medium Pipets 60 Included
Small Pipets 55 Included
Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5-mL 1 Included
Microcentrifuge Tubes, 2 mL 9 Included
Microcentrifuge Tubes, 0.5 mL 33 Included
Buffer Solution, 150 mL 1 Included
Embroidery Thread 1 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%, 200 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Containers for Aliquoting Buffer and Isopropyl Alcohol 16 Needed, Not Included
Green Pencil 16 Needed, Not Included
Waste Containers 16 Needed, Not Included
Ultraviolet Light Source Needed, Not Included
Eye and Skin Protection Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Microcentrifuge Tube Rack Needed, Not Included
Centrifuge Tubes Rack Needed, Not Included
Centrifuge (optional) Optional, Not Included
Microcentrifuge (optional) Optional, Not Included
Quick-Drying Plastic Glue Needed, Not Included