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Gel Electrophoresis Labs

These sites are geared toward teaching students about gel electrophoresis in laboratory settings. They include labs, virtual demonstrations,and background information. There is a link to eThemes Resource: Genetics: Genes and DNA.


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This site provides activities for teaching gel electrophoresis. NOTE: This site includes ads.
See this virtual lab allows students to sort and measure DNA strands by running their own gel electrophoresis experiment.
This article walks you through troubleshooting issues during gel electrophoresis. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This 6-page PDF is a hands-on lesson plan focusing on gel electrophoresis developed by Cornell University's Learning Initiative in Medicine and Bioengineering. Students learn to use gels for DNA separation.
Follow these procedures to simulate DNA electrophoresis using food coloring.
See this lesson plan by Peggy Campbell on DNA Biotechnology.
This experiment can help students better understand electrophoresis of dyes.
This lesson is designed to teach students how to collect and analyze their own DNA.
See this lesson by Thomas J. Conley about a lambda DNA Fingerprinting Simulation.
Learn about deoxyribonucleic acid commonly known as DNA. Discover the importance of the DNA strand, chromosomes, and genes. Read about people who worked on discoveries in the past and what scientists are able to achieve today. Find out how many of the same chromosomes people share with each other and the rest of living creatures. Learn about the Human Genome Project. Includes online quizzes, interactive tours, 3D animations, and video clips. There are links to eThemes resources on genetics and Punnett squares.

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