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Item #: FB2056 

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In the Why Do People Look Different? Biotechnology Laboratory Kit, simultaneously study the exciting topics of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting.

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Simultaneously teach the exciting topics of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting. Students determine what members of a family-a father, mother, and three children-look like by running simulated DNA samples in agarose gel. Traits investigated include hair color, eye color, and the presence or absence of freckles. Simulated DNA is separated by electrophoresis and colorful bands immediately appear in the gel, eliminating the need for messy stains. A real time saver too—only one class period is required!Includes agarose, buffer needle-tip pipets, five simulated DNA samples, complete instructions and reproducible student worksheets. Complete for 6 student groups. Super Value Kit is complete for 30 student groups. Requires electrophoresis apparatus and power supply.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Agarose, LE, 3 g, 5
Electrophoresis buffer, concentrated 50x, 100 mL, 2
Simulated DNA, child 1, 100 μL, 5
Simulated DNA, child 2, 100 μL, 5
Simulated DNA, child 3, 100 μL, 5
Simulated DNA, father, 100 μL, 5
Simulated DNA, mother, 100 μL, 5
Pipets, needle tip, disposable, 175

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
HS-LS1-1: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
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.