Students become forensic scientists and use biotechnology to solve a crime by analyzing DNA samples collected at the “crime scene.” The DNA samples are run through a gel electrophoresis “maze” and distinct bands separate—clearly leading to the guilty person. Use this nonviolent scenario to teach your students about DNA electrophoresis! Includes student and teacher instructions, plus a crime report and all the materials necessary to run six gels.
Complete for 6 student groups. Super Value Kit is complete for 30 student groups. Requires electrophoresis apparatus and power supply. DNA source is Lambda phage.*
*The DNA contained in this kit must be kept frozen prior to use. Orders will only be shipped between September 15 and May 15 unless we are told otherwise. Upon receipt, this kit should be stored in the freezer until just before it is to be used.