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Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Demo Kit

Item # 211012 With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

  • Introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting
  • Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9-V batteries or overnight with one battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques
  • Can be adapted for use with activities in the National Council for Agricultural Education's Biotechnology for Plants, Animals, and the Environment (#212217)

Price

$89.75

This item will ship on or about 1/12/21

Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

  • Introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting
  • Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9-V batteries or overnight with one battery
  • Introduces forensic techniques
  • Can be adapted for use with activities in the National Council for Agricultural Education's Biotechnology for Plants, Animals, and the Environment (#212217)
This technically simple experiment simulates the use of DNA in forensic investigations. Students cast agarose gels, load predigested DNA, and perform electrophoresis. They use the banding patterns of the DNA in the gel to compare the DNA fingerprints of 2 suspects with evidence and victim DNA.

Note: Order bulk DNA 2 weeks prior to desired ship date. Kits and DNA sold only to schools and businesses.

FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support NGSS instruction included.

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Components Qty Included?
Pipetting Devices 1 Included
Electrophoresis-Chamber 1 Included
4-Well Comb 1 Included
Pairs of Leads 1 Included
Carbon-Fiber Sheets (11 x 10 cm) 1 Included
30 mL (0.8%) Agarose Included
75 mL 20x TBE 1 Included
50 mL CarolinaBLU® Stain (concentrate) 1 Included
Suspect 1 DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Suspect 2 DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Victim DNA (20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Evidence DNA ((20-µL tubes) 2 Included
Tips 6 Included
Teacher Instructions 1 Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector Needed, Not Included
Student Instructions 1 Included