Introduce your students to this valuable separation science in a safe and colorful manner. Unlike DNA and other molecules which cannot be seen during electrophoresis, this activity uses dyes that can be observed during the actual procedure, providing visual reinforcement of the forces driving molecular movement and separation in the electrophoresis process. Kit contains enough materials to run ten 20ml agarose gels (actual number of runs may vary based on your equipment). Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. Not included but required are agarose electrophoresis chambers, electrophoresis power supplies and micropipettes capable of measuring 10µl.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS2.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS2-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
200mL 2% Melt and Pour Agarose
500mL 5X TBE Buffer
1 set Electrophoresis Dye Sample Set
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Crystal Violet, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.