This kit contains 8 of the MiniOne all-in-one gel electrophoresis systems and 8 full sets micropipettes (3 different volume ranges) as well as all the reagents necessary for a variety of activities.
In this lesson, students are introduced to micropipetting. They will explore how a micropipet works, what the various ranges of different micropipets are, how to read and adjust the volume, and how to properly use a micropipet.
In this lesson, students connect concepts about DNA, enzymes, and charge, running gel electrophoresis analysis on pre-cut DNA and observing different banding patterns created by different enzymes. Using a DNA ladder, students can estimate the size of each fragment that they separated.
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 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.
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Current days for Pick up and Drop Off of SEP items are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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