COSM

Cyber DNA Extraction and Gel Electrophoresis

Activity Summary
Students will practice DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis by performing a virtual version of these experiments on the University of Utah genetics teaching website. These labs will allow the students to work through a virtual gel electrophoresis and DNA extraction in order to prepare them to perform a real electrophoresis and DNA extraction in future labs.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Identify the important aspects of DNA extraction
2. Identify the important aspects of gel electrophoresis

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plans
Teacher prep video: Micropipetting
Teacher prep video: Preparing DNA samples
Teacher prep video: Pouring a DNA gel
Teacher prep video: Running a DNA gel

Keywords
DNA, electrophoresis, DNA extraction

Last updated: 3/9/2015

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