In this lesson, students are introduced to micropipetting. They will explore how a micropipette works, what the various ranges of different micropipettes are, how to read and adjust the volume, and how to properly use a micropipette.
In this lesson, students learn about the equipment used in gel electrophoresis and the chemical properties behind its function. Through this inquiry lab, they will learn about the concepts of conductivity, pH, and buffer chemistry.
In this lesson, students learn about dye chemistry and how to separate complex mixtures of molecules by size, shape, and charge using gel electrophoresis analysis.
In this lesson, students connect concepts about DNA and enzymes by running gel electrophoresis analysis on pre-cut DNA and observing different banding patterns created by different enzymes.
In this lesson, students will use restriction enzymes to cut DNA at specific locations. Students perform their own restriction enzyme digests and analyze the resulting banding patterns in their gels.
Explore how to integrate ecology, ethics, and biotechnology into a biology classroom by using current research on African elephant conservation. Students have opportunities for evidence-based argumentation as they collectively determine the source of poached ivory through a DNA lab experience.
We recommend soaking the gel in 100 X Fast Blast for 3 minutes. Then rinse well (but carefully!) several times. It takes several rinses and some time to clear the background stain, but this process gives really great results. You can leave the gel destaining in a little water overnight and see really beautifully stained bands in the morning.
NOTE: Because of limited staff days at the Hutch, please give us a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice so we can process your request.
Current days for Pick up and Drop Off of SEP items are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1. Complete Online Demographic Form (only needs to be done once, skip if already filled out) Estimated numbers are OK.
2. Fill out either the SCHOOL-YEAR KIT REQUEST form or SUPPLIES-ONLY form:
3: Confirmation Email: Once we have your items scheduled we will send a preliminary email summarizing your items and dates for pick up and drop off.
Yes, Gel Kit crates can be a pain in the . . . But! There's hope. Here are three guides, one for each crate. If items just aren't behaving, it's better to put them in a separate container (box, grocery bag) and bring them in that way. We would rather have them returned separate and intact, rather than together, smooshed and broken.