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Item #: FB2062 

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With the A Process to Dye for: Gel Electrophoresis Laboratory Kit for Biotechnology, introduce the basic principles and operation of gel electrophoresis. Quick, easy and colorful.

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Introduce your students to the basic principles and operation of gel electrophoresis with this quick and easy experiment using colorful dyes. Students learn how biological molecules are separated during electrophoresis by comparing the charge, size and molecular formulas of five dyes. Students observe the direction and measure the rate of migration of the dyes and then use the results to identify an unknown mixture of dyes. The use of dyes eliminates the need for staining the samples, which means the entire process can be completed in one class period. Materials provided include agarose gel in a melt-and-pour bottle (sufficient to make 10 gels), TAE buffer, dye samples, microcentrifuge tubes, needle-tip pipets, and rulers, plus complete student and teacher instructions.

Complete for eight student groups. Super Value Kit is complete for 40 student groups. Electrophoresis chambers and power supplies are required and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Agarose solution, melt and pour, 400 mL, 4
Alizarin red s dye solution, 15 mL
Electrophoresis buffer, concentrated 50X, 100 mL
Malachite green dye solution, 15 mL
M-cresol purple dye solution, 15 mL
Orange g dye solution, 15 mL
Safranin solution for electrophoresis, 15 mL
Microcentrifuge tube, 250
Pipets, needle tip, disposable, 250
Ruler, metric/english, clear, 15 cm, 8

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
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.