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Item #: FB2053

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In the Biotechnology for Young Scientists DNA and Biotechnology Laboratory Kit, be amazed as you extract DNA from fruit. The spooled DNA obtained is identified using electrophoresis.

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Item# FB1806 FB2053
Type of Kit Student Laboratory Kit Super Value Laboratory Kit
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Students will be amazed as they extract and isolate DNA from fruit! The “spooled” DNA obtained in this manner is identified using electrophoresis, the most common technique in biotechnology. Visible bands appear as the DNA fragments run through the “molecular maze” in the presence of an electric field. Kit includes dried fruit and all solutions needed for students to isolate DNA, as well as agarose, buffer, and dyes for electrophoresis. Dried fruit is a safe, convenient source of DNA. Purified fish DNA added to the isolated fruit DNA for electrophoresis ensures that DNA bands will always be visible. Student success every time!

Complete for six student groups. Super Value Kit is complete for 30 student groups. Electrophoresis apparatus is required and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Agarose, LE, 3 g, 5
Deoxyribonucleic acid, 1 g
EDTA solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Electrophoresis buffer, concentrated 50 x, 100 mL
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 500 mL
Gel loading solution, 6x, 10 mL
Methylene blue electrophoresis stain, 10x, 300 mL
Sodium chloride solution, 30 mL
Sodium dodecyl sulfate solution, 10%, 30 mL
Banana chips, 1 lb
Cheesecloth, 100% cotton, 2 sq yd
Inoculating loop & needle blue, 10 μL, pkg/20
Microcentrifuge tube, 30
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 180
Pipets, needle tip, disposale, 60
Weighing dish, disposable, 5.5 g, 5.5" x 5.5", 30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
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-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.