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.
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
Patterns Scale, proportion, and quantity
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.