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DNA and Electrophoresis Simulation—Super Value Kit

By: Sue Whitsett, Fond du Lac High School, Fond du Lac, WI

Item #: FB1228

Price: $59.40

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DNA and Electrophoresis Simulation Kit for biotechnology is a fun and kinesthetic way to teach DNA structure and restriction enzymes. Work in groups to form a giant DNA molecule.

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A fun kinesthetic way to teach DNA structure and restriction enzymes. Every student in your class becomes a coded nucleotide, and together the entire class will form a giant DNA molecule. Students will personally experience the antiparallel and coding structure of DNA. Once built, the giant DNA molecule is cut by a restriction enzyme. Then the challenge for each DNA fragment team is to run an obstacle course simulating gel electrophoresis. This DNA activity will be remembered! A Flinn workshop favorite! Includes base pair connecting rods and teaching instructions.

Super Value Kit is complete for for 30 students. All materials are reusable.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Adenine base stick (green), 7
Cytosine base stick (yellow), 8
Guanine base stick (blue), 8
Thymine base stick (red), 7

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.