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Product 14190

By: The Flinn Staff

With the PCR Simulation Activity Kit for biotechnology, gain an in-depth understanding of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by performing this exciting hands-on activity.

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What is PCR? What is its purpose? With this great introductory activity, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by performing this exciting hands-on activity. A simulated DNA molecule will be physically duplicated over and over again to allow your students to gain a better understanding of the steps involved in PCR. An excellent way to teach the important principles of PCR before students perform actual experiments. Includes an informative background, DNA and primer cutout sheets, teacher tips and extensions.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.