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Product 14186

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

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.

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

Patterns
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

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