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Genetics and DNA Technology

Module Summary
In the study of DNA, it is vital to understand its structure and function. The use of DNA technology also affects every aspect of our daily lives. Through a series of five hands-on activities students explore DNA structure and function, purify DNA, and perform DNA profiling and transformation activities.

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Module Materials (view or download)
DNA Isolation – Split Peas
DNA Candy Model
Micropipetting Practice
Gel Electrophoresis – Claxton Tiger
Transformation of E.coli
Teacher prep video: Micropipetting

Module Activity Overview Estimated Class Time
DNA Isolation – Split Peas 1 (45 min) class
DNA Candy Model 1 (90 min) class
Micropipetting Practice 1 (45 min) class
Gel Electrophoresis – Claxton Tiger 2 (90 min) classes
Transformation of E.coli 2 (90 min) classes

Last updated: 8/9/2021