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Item #: FB1566

Price: $123.70

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With the A Murder Mystery–DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory Kit for biotechnology, challenge others to solve the mystery using simulated DNA fingerprinting techniques.

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Item# AP10333 AP10332 AP10331 FB1566
Size 15 Students in Groups of 5 15 Students in Groups of 5 30 Students in Groups of 10 30 Students in Groups of 10
Includes Materials Only Refill Kit Materials + Instructions Materials Only Refill Kit Materials + Instructions
Price $77.50 $85.00 $116.20 $123.70
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A murder has occurred, and DNA samples from various suspects have been collected. Challenge your class to solve the mystery using simulated DNA fingerprinting techniques. With this completely reusable kit, students match “pop bead” DNA fingerprints of the suspects with samples collected at the scene of the crime. Students learn: 
  • The basics of DNA fingerprinting
  • DNA structure and extraction
  • Gel electrophoresis and autoradiography
  • The accuracy of DNA fingerprinting

All materials are reusable.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit for 30 Students in Groups of 10:
Digital teacher and student instructions
Cup, clear plastic, 9 oz, 50
Plastic connectors, pkg/325
Pop beads—black, 200
Pop beads—blue, 200
Pop beads—green, 200
Pop beads—orange, 200
Pop beads—red, 660
Pop beads—yellow, 200
Pop beads—white, five hole, 700




Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Asking questions and defining problems

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.