Immerse your students in the science practices with engaging laboratory activities and POGIL™! Your students will practice important science skills while learning key genetics content related to DNA structure with this kit that includes a demonstration, a POGIL activity and an inquiry lab activity. Students learn to predict outcomes by making models and learn key content through interpreting models and carrying out guided-inquiry lab activities. Complete the learning cycle with claims-evidence-reasoning style analysis prompts.
The demonstration challenges students to explain why some chemical reagents isolate DNA from other molecules. A POGIL activity leads to understanding of the structure of DNA and the process of replication. In the inquiry lab activity, students discover how DNA fingerprinting identifies differences in DNA between people.
Materials Included in Kit for 4 Student Groups: Digital teacher and student instructions EDTA solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 100 mL Sodium chloride solution, 8%, 30 mL Sodium dodecyl sulfate solution, 10%, 30 mL Cups, clear plastic, 9 oz, 25 Cups, polypropylene, 8 DNA structure templates, set of 6 Inoculating loop and needle Plastic connectors, Pkg/400 POGIL® Activity: DNA Structure and Replication Pop beads, black, Pkg/100 Pop beads, blue, Pkg/100 Pop beads, green, Pkg/100 Pop beads, orange, Pkg/200 Pop beads, red, Pkg/660 Pop beads, white, five hole, Pkg/700 Pop beads, yellow, Pkg/200