Bring biotechnology into the classroom without using expensive equipment. All you need is paper, scissors, and glue. This 9 page activity includes: Case I, The Mystery of the Missing Jewels and Case II The Mystery of the Missing Mona Lisa. These activities can be purchased separately or combined at a discount.
Students will be given background information about enzymes and electrophoresis. They will be presented with a mystery and, within small cooperative groups, will perform a simulation of electrophoresis using paper. With this unit, not every group will have the same mystery. Engaging, fun, informative, easy to follow, and most of all, a bridge to understanding biotechnology.
Answer keys to analysis questions are included.