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Gene to Protein: Green Fluorescent Protein Necklace Kit

$10.25 - $85.70

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.

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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. Kits equip 32 students and include teacher's manual with reproducible student guide and 1-year access to digital resources. Supports NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction. Note: Order the kit with the perishable materials included or with a voucher to request perishables later at your convenience. Contact us or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable materials.

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