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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

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

Lesson Materials (view or download)
Lesson Plans
Teacher prep video: MicropipettingTeacher prep video: Preparing DNA samplesTeacher prep video: Pouring a DNA gelTeacher prep video: Running a DNA gel

DNA, electrophoresis, DNA extraction

Last updated: 3/9/2015